Don’t give in, Board of Ed

Let’s try this scenario on: What if the Board of Ed simply refused to make any more cuts in its budget (after removing any spending that’s not going to hurt in the classroom)? Couldn’t it just tell the council that it’s sliced away all that it can in good conscience and plead for more money? I assume that the budget is going to set what the schools get, come hell or high water, so what difference does it make if they make the cuts now or later? In the meantime, let’s make a show of it. Let’s not back down and shrug our shoulders and do what’s asked.

At the very least, it would have the effect of making sure this whole town recognizes that the budget is already too damn small, which is not a bad thing to have everyone thinking shortly before a referendum foisted on us by those who don’t care what happens to our schools.



Filed under Board of Education, budget, education, referendum, Schools, town council, West Hartford Taxpayers Association

4 responses to “Don’t give in, Board of Ed

  1. Peter G.

    I agree.

    Merely because legislative bodies ultimately make back room deals and compromises in order to get their business done doesn’t mean that the public should approach politics in the same way. If we believe that further cuts would damage our schools, don’t we have an obligation to say so, instead of making it easy for them to make the cuts?

    As Eugene Debs famously said, “I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it than vote for what I don’t want and get it.”

  2. Joe Visconti

    Joe Visconti’s famous quote:

    “I’d rather vote for what I want and get it than to vote for what I want and not get it! ”
    Get it?

  3. Peter G.

    Wow…that’s so deep Joe.

  4. Joe Visconti

    Kept it simple just for you!

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