Monday, January 17, 2011

Sandoval off to a rocky start with budget decisions

In this Sun letter to the editor, the writer states
Education cuts? Really? Is that what our new governor is proposing? Reducing our public school spending, which is currently ranked 46th in the nation, one that has our students ranked last in chances for success?”

Later he states,
The people of Nevada want a balanced budget, oh yes we do. However, it needs to be done smartly and no one gets any smarter by cutting education.
We do not need any more money for education. We need more education for our money.

We need to stop social promotion and demand that students pass or they will be failed and held back. This should start in the first grade. Stop worrying about the students self esteem and worry about their education. What hurts self esteem is when you cannot get a job because you cannot read or write.

We need to cut back on administration expenses and put the money where it belongs on teaching and in the schools. Clark County just hired a new superintendent and paid him $30,000 more than they paid the last supervisor. If they would have paid him the same as the last supervisor, he would have still received $20,000 more than he was making. In addition, they paid him about $75,000 more in expenses.

These are just a few of the things that could be done to the education of our children without spending more money.

1 comment:

  1. I sent this post to the Sun as a letter to the editor. I did make some changes, but it was printed the next day.

    Today, a letter to the editor referred to my letter saying that it hit the nail on the head. You can find it at