Hand a rubber stamp and an ink pad to a 5-year-old and they’ll stamp anything you put in front of them. That is exactly what the Monroe School Board has been doing this past year. Rather than making sure the budget issues have minimal impact in the classrooms, they allow eight teacher contracts to expire and then support pay raises for administrators, one of which is above $200,000 a year, exceeding the govenor’s base salary.
If all an elected official has to do is be a “yes-man,” then there is no point in wasting tax dollars on elections. Give that rubber stamp to a pre-schooler and they’re bound to be right 50 percent of the time.