Monday, February 20, 2012

"Ultimate Giveaway?" Gimme a Break!

OK. I've tried to be as respectful as possible with our Governor. It's our highest statewide elected office and I do respect the office. I do not, however, respect those who are in the position and use it to DISRESPECT our public school districts, staff and students. The current Governor made statements in the last week showing he does not believe in the fundamental REQUIREMENT that the state provide what is needed in Alaska's public schools. I've actually replayed his statements a number of times to be sure I heard correctly. He called funding of our schools the "Ultimate Giveaway!" Unbelievable that someone in his position could be that inaccurate and uncaring for the children of our state. "Giveaway?" The term itself implies that money is being given with no oversight and no planning on how it should be used. This is not true and is an insult to school board members and administrators who work long and hard to be sure district budgets are responsibly proposed and implemented!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your thoughts and honesty Barb. The "ultimate giveaway" is when the government allows Oil and Gas to be exempt from environmental controls and taxes.

Thank goodness there are honest, hard working people in education. At least our kids have good role models.

Anonymous said...

I am a custodian, and have been told there is a possibility I could lose my job. I have worked hard to get where I am, and I feel we are needed to keep the schools clean for the staff and students. To hear our Governor talk like it doesn't matter really makes me mad. If they don't put this through, over a hundred people will be out of work. This will have a very negative impact on the children.