Written by Joe Scotchie: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00
One of our faithful readers, noting all the attention focused on school board elections and budgets, points out that the real culprits in the middle class struggle are not school board members, but state and county legislators. Fair enough. We have great respect for those who serve or seek to serve on school boards. They handle budgets that run into the tens of millions of dollars while also dealing with parental demands and worst of all, unfunded mandates. It’s a thankless persuasion. But what about state lawmakers? They tend to have safe districts and seem more distant from constituents than school board members. The points are well taken. Citizens need to remain vigilant on such matters.