"Do you think nobody would willingly entrust his children to you or pay you for teaching them? Why do you have to extort your fees and collect your pupils by compulsion?" - Isabel Paterson
"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana
I would like to sum up today's special school board meeting, the Oligarchy known as SAU 43 and my feeling for the school district in general.
We need two new
school board members with a backbone, who represent the interests of the taxpayers and who are fiscally responsible. Schools have become some sort of entitlement program for the school employees who have little regard for the people who foot the bill. For far too many years school boards in Croydon have given Newport and the school district employees free reign and with poor educational results to boot. School board members need to remember every time they appropriate taxpayer money that is money that is not going to taxpayer's retirement account, college saving's account or food for the taxpayer's table. School board members everywhere should be thinking with their brain and not falling for the baloney line it's for the kids. If it was truly for the kids there would be school choice and school employees would not fight school choice to protect their little entitlement program they claimed as their own. Public Schools = Government Schools = Socialized Education They exist to serve the employees and the State not the students. Public schools would not exist if they were meant to serve the student. "The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office.Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing.The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, andevery election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."-- H. L. Mencken(1880-1956) American Journalist,