Educators, Politicians And Business People

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Well it’s almost all over but for the wailing and gnashing of the teeth as we anticipate the vote concerning the property tax increase. 

We have seen a full court press of supporters and of course children to try to convince us of the need to support and accept this so call needed expense to the citizens of Hamilton County.

Furthermore we have “Special Interest Groups”, “Community Organizers” and educators telling us of the dire need for additional monies and how dare we ask questions or hold back funding “for the children”.

As we dig into the plans for the influx of new money we find that it is about a social agenda of government expansion. They tell us to “trust” their judgement, but then what has that gotten us in the past? Why should we as the taxpayers expect results? As always it’s about the “good intentions” and not results that our friends who are trying to change our minds as for throwing money at the problem.

I think that we have looked at this whole school debacle wrong for way too many years. We think that we have to have educators running the school system but we see with several buy outs of contracts for failed educators who had good intentions but couldn’t manage a small business much less a school system budget of $400 million. We have educators hiring educators for positions that in all reality should be handled by business people. But you see there is the problem, too many people put education and knowledge as the greatest attribute that a person can have and yes those are fine things but without wisdom (the proper use of knowledge) we end up with the same failed results. Wisdom is to take what you are given and make it work. See that’s what business people do, working with what they have knowing that you just can’t snap you fingers and receive more money. You take that which works and build on it and for that that doesn’t you stop and cut your losses. See that is the problem with government, once a program is started it never is stopped, just more money thrown at it.

Educators think education is the answer. Politicians think that more money is the answer but the answer is this, personal responsibility, accountability and living within the means which you have been given and yes I think that the School Board has been given adequate funds and the problem is the correct use of those funds.

The taxpayers of Hamilton County have lost trust in the school system and leadership of most of the School Board as we have been told too many times in the past that our money is the answer. 

Jay Reed
Falling Water



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