Friday, March 28, 2008

Kids and Crises

There will always be a financial crisis at Unified, especially at referendum time. The crisis will change from one year to the next, lest the citizens catch on to the game. This year it is school maintainance. Previous years it has been money for sports. Next year the kids will need new textbooks or chemistry labs or some such thing.

The financial crisis will never ever be about the adults. The plea for money will never be about improving the heath insurance package for teachers or ensuring adequate money for the administrative salaries. The crisis will always be about the kids.

As such, Unified has zero incentive to either solve their financial problems or admit as much to the public. Their needs to be a financial crisis every year. Without one, it will be too difficult to pass a referendum.

If we pass this referendum and next years etc... we are ensuring that RUSD will never be financially responsible.


csfta said...

you forgot the security crisis after one student was molested

Denis Navratil said...

You are correct csfta. I would have included that one had I thought of it. I am sure there are other crises that I missed and it will be entertaining to see what additional crises will be concocted in the future.

smallgovsam said...

"If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain".
- Winston Churchill

Children tug at our heartstrings and override the processess of reason with their adorable lil' suffering. (But it is for the CHILDREN...) Don't you know kids can't learn without freshly painted walls?

Anonymous said...

Adults under market capitalism become selfish and egotistical.
The good people fall behind.