Ball High [School] was hard on goals. In addition to Bosco, a drug-sniffing dog profiled in the local paper, the campus had four safety officers to deter fights. A pepper spray incident in the girls’ senior year sent 50 students to the school nurse. Only 2 percent of Texas high schools were ranked “academically unacceptable.” Ball was among them.
And if one acknowledges this, then how does it follow that the logical solution -- so often presented by our friends on the left -- is higher taxes on the rich? How would that in any way change what the article describes? Then again, changing people's behavior patterns and decision-making -- something that would have made an actual difference in the article -- is difficult, while tax increases are comparatively easier (and give politicians more money to play with).