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Don’t cut teachers before administrators

In a county that is unjustifiably top-heavy with highly paid superintendents administering a maze of tiny districts, it is interesting to read that they gathered to discuss firing teachers and cutting educational services for our children.

With many of their salaries over $100,000, they’re meeting on our tax-dollar-paid-time to make these decisions. The Union is announcing their dismal conclusions. They will remove teachers rather than take the cuts at the administrative level, where it would least affect the quality of education.

I hope The Union will continue its investigation by questioning our administrators: Which of their positions will be axed to save 10 percent of their budgets? How many classrooms can be saved by eliminating some of these positions?

Where can we find leadership for our county’s educational system that cares more about the children than funding the over-stuffed district offices? We suffer the humiliation of living in a state that rests lazily at the bottom of the chart for funding education. Must we also tolerate fiscal abuse of our children on a local level?

Babette Donaldson

Nevada City

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