Letter: BC creates the budget rules

Our school systems are no better than 24th in the industrial world. Johnny can’t read. Educators have had a monopoly on the educational process for many decades and produce a failing product. Should not teachers and administrators be paid at the rate commensurate with the product they produce? Teachers at private schools are paid about 40% less and produce better students. Justify the difference in compensation.

Our school competition is not Arkansas or Mississippi, but Korea, who passed a law limiting how much students can study - because they study too much. What we teach and how we teach plus high motivation are the keys to better education, not more money.

The Bethlehem School system is dysfunctional and represents the education special interests to the tune of 70% of our town tax dollars. We deserve better and I ask the Bethlehem School Board to serve taxpayers by emulating school districts that create good students at much lower cost.

Vote “NO,” against the school budget May 15th.

Mitchell Goldstein


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