Letters to the Editor

Schools could use tax dollars

To the Editor,

Re: School district faces $3M shortfall, Jan. 23.

It’s amazing to me how warped our priorities are: the school district faces a $3-million shortfall, yet, $24 million of taxpayer money was spent on a cruise ship terminal. Our young people are suffering because of these mislaid priorities.

Another thing the school district could do would be to cut the salaries of the pencil pushers, and actually put that money in areas that directly affect the children in a positive way, but they will never do that because it’s the pencil pushers who dictate where the money goes and, to be sure, they will get paid first.

Close schools, cut teacher salaries, and be completely ineffective in creating excitement over academic or artistic ventures. That they can do.

Valentina Cardinalli
via e-mail

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