I, as a taxpayer who has seen his property tax go up 30 percent in the last year, have grown sick and tired of both legislators and teachers in the recent strikes that have plagued our state.
A first-year teacher is now making $56,000 a year while the homeless roam the streets with nowhere to go, folks busting their backs for minimum wage just to put groceries on the table; all the while, the combatants in this travesty dicker back and forth over funds that are supposed to serve our citizens, not pad an every-growing greed that festers on both sides of enemy lines.
And we wonder where the children of today get their ideas of entitlement?
While the battle cry may ring out from parents to “let those buses roll,” I say “Let them stay right where they are!”
Welcome to the socialistic world that you have so longed for and taught about; those capitalistic ideologies you have historically “revised” right out of the textbooks. You speak in your classroom lectures of “redistributing the wealth,” yet you bitch about giving a kid some pencil and paper to do his or her math problems with.
Let parents “teach your children well;” maybe even provide your kids with breakfast and lunch without taxpayer help.
You can teach your kid from a computer as well as some overpaid, financially bloated educator.
Come on, Washington state. Let’s save some bucks and we can teach our own children what gender they are.