Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Who Says There Isn't Room to Cut School Spending in Baltimore County

(from The Baltimore Sun, 11/3/2010)

If Baltimore County can afford to erect signs like this on Charles Street for the new West Towson Elementary School and the Ridge School (a school for students with special needs), there is certainly room for examining and cutting the school's enormous budget. Consider this is truly a "sign of the times" erected during a time when the economy is not healthy and many citizens are facing hardships in their home budgets. Yet the Greenwood gang can see fit to spend thousands of dollars on an elaborate vanity sign for its schools.

Perhaps the system needs an audit to determine how much other money is going to noninstructional purposes or those which provide a safe and healthy environment for learning to take place.

When career teachers at the top of the pay scale can earn over $80,000 a year for 10 month employment whether they are effective teachers or not, there's much room to give to provide for students who are getting shortchanged while teachers scream poverty and demand ever more from the taxpayers they are employed to serve.

This is sort of like the Robert F. Kennedy Los Angeles fiasco in miniatureeee. It springs from the same kind of arrogance and sense of entitlement.

For more about this outrage and how the neighbors react, please consult the following article from the Baltimore Sun.,0,5729196.story


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