In a recent Report, I talked about the Kansas lawmakers who skipped all those Wichita school district public meetings on reworking the boundaries to accommodate new schools. They missed the wrath of parents who resent their students changing schools to make the new plan work, after the state legislature cut revenue to school districts … which came after Wichitans passed that big bond issue to dramatically upgrade the schools.
In an op-ed piece in the Wichita Eagle, school board member Connie Dietz blasted the state legislature for forcing the board to formulate a 2012 budget based on 1999 funding levels. The piece is headlined “Ambush on education”, and the former teacher doesn’t pull any punches. She doesn’t like freezing salaries and cutting 200 jobs.
Dietz concludes: “What I don’t understand or appreciate is being painted into this almost criminally unfair corner by the governor and the Legislature”.
Ms Dietz realizes what I’ve always said: no job is too tough if you don’t have to do the work.
Our thought for today is from Abraham Lincoln:
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”