To the Editor,
The superintendent finally admitted one of his priorities is “preserving jobs.” He intends to keep adults and education professionals employed in this district. The hard truth is that’s not his job. His job is to educate our children. If he has to fire lazy employees and lousy teachers and counselors … so be it.
The education of our children and job preservation do not mix. These two goals go in opposite directions. Education should be treated like a business. Welfare through jobs belongs to the uneducated and incompetent, and they too can be helped by a good education or firm.
I remember a good friend of mine complaining about other people taking his/her job for cheaper pay. I told that person the solution was to get an education instead of going on welfare. In the end, I noticed that person did want to make an effort to better himself/herself.
The philosophy I believe this superintendent practices is welfare – welfare through jobs for the adults and welfare for our children through a bad education.
To all readers: Don’t remind me this district received a “Recognized” rating, because if you do I will inform you and show you the state lowered the bar and this district benefitted from it.
Also, the state came out with a recent report showing the district had a high expenditure rate. It was dismissed for being two years old. Well, I have news for you, this year appears to be higher with less students. But since shame is absent in these leaders, nothing will be done unless the state sends less welfare money. Then they will want credit for reducing expenditures.
Today, I end with this: I noticed no one has written about these problems with the school district or the police department. Have you forgotten this is your school district and your police department? Has this community embraced a Mexican style government with a Mexican style education? We are already teaching our children in Spanish. What is next? The Mexican Constitution?