As I just posted last night, the City is going to be able to take some of the stimulus money and apply it to public education. A press release which just came from the Mayor's office says:
o Education: Estimates suggest that Boston Public Schools will receive approximately $58 million in education funding over two years through Title 1 and Title IDEA.
The teachers union is looking smarter and smarter for holding out on the Mayor. The fact of the matter is that the Mayor is sitting on many, many sources of capital. What the citizens and the unions should be doing, like I am, is insisting that instead of him giving away property, money and favors to his connected insider buddies that he should spend our money on our citizens and fund the schools, the police, and fix the roads.