Thursday, March 15, 2012
'For The Children' Morons
I bumped into some guy from town the other night at a local restaurant's bar.
He said he was on his way to some benefit at the country club.
CaptiousNut - What for?
Dude - It's a fundraiser for the schools...
They already spend a mind-blowing $26,000 per pupil, and they need more?
AND these Morons will voluntarily contribute???!!!
CaptiousNut - How much does it cost to go?
Dude - Well as a family we gave five thousand...
Wowsers! (Tickets started at $300 per couple.)
Dude - It's a way around the state cap....if the town spends any more money the state will reduce its aid. All the wealthy towns do this...
Another attendee, the next day explained further:
OtherDude - Last year it was to install WiFi everywhere. This year it's for smartboards...
Apparently the foundation simply picks a sleek new *cause* each year, preying on the misguided fears of these wealthy parents. Yeah, without smartboards....their kids will *fall behind* everyone else. Right.
As I said, they already have PLENTY OF MONEY in town. The superintendent makes $270,000 per year to achieve the worst academic results of all six towns that abut our district!
OtherDude - But how much of that $26,000 per pupil goes to pensions?
CaptiousNut - Not that much, now anyway.
You see, he has an answer on the tip of his tongue, no doubt echoed by the *foundation* and other naive folk that continue to ignore the school district's criminal fiscal irresponsibility, runaway pensions, and ridiculous salaries; naive (guilt-ridden?) folk that just bend over and take the inexorably escalating property taxes.
The most Moronic assumption of all, however, is that they all just equate money spent with educational outcomes.
There's a verse in the Bible - Proverbs 29:12:
If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
While that may be very true right now in Washington....a proverbial spin on it might well read:
He that hath fatal Moronic assumptions, is ripe for rampant exploitation.
It's just too bad they are dragging the rest of us, the remnant who understands what's really going on, down with them.
They think they are subsidizing smartboards....but all they are doing is subsidizing pensions and incompetence.