Letters to the Editor

Education cuts

March 23, 2010

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To the editor:

It is unacceptable for the Legislature to contemplate cutting the appropriations to education even further. To do so would be to fail to reinforce the school boards, such as ours in Lawrence, which dealt imaginatively with the draconian cuts made already.

One of the very impressive aspects of our school board’s decisions was the independence of thought as it led us in the best possible direction for our schools. Now the Legislature must do likewise. Let them put aside the order “don’t raise taxes” and think of what is best for the state of Kansas.

Comments

Brent Garner 5 years, 1 month ago

There is no accountability standard in funding for Public Education! None! Evidence? USD501 in Topeka! A few years ago they discovered that a former employee had embezzeled $400,000! That is not chump change. Further, the embezzelment had been going on for at least two years. Why hadn't been caught earlier? Because USD501 never bothered to balance their checkbook! Would you call that responsible? I don't! Before we send more money to education lets look at some accountabilit! Let's look at why and if we need so many expensive administrators when it is teachers who do the real work!

kansasmom 5 years, 1 month ago

I know first hand one school district in Kansas that paid way too much in employer taxes and made lots of mistakes and only found out because the person left her job and someone took over that caught her mistakes. That had went on for atleast 4 years. We need them held accountable. I have never understood why they will not change over to the standard accounting practices.

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