by Duluth News Tribune
July 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
For the second time, the state has denied a Lake Superior School District application to switch to a four-day week next school year.
Tags: Education, Lake County, Minnesota, Schools, Two Harbors 1 Comment »
The state can’t have their cake and eat it too.
I support the district wanting to balance their budget, and it seems that every time they try a new roadblock is thrown in the way.
What the state needs to understand is that the alternatives may yield the following (all of which will lower the quality of education for students):
1. Lower salaries (teachers, especially good ones, will find better paying jobs)
2. Larger classes (teachers will become overburdened, students will lack one-on-one attn)
3. Increased tax burden for district residents (more taxes takes money out of the local economy, stretching the hurt to include businesses and employees)
The state needs to stop micromanaging, and stick to general oversight. All of us and many of our parents and grandparents were educated perfectly well in one room schoolhouses without state oversight meddling in everyone’s business.
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