The taxpayers in the Baldwinsville school district are getting a taste of downside economics.
The working parents of kindergarten children want their children to be in school all day. In other words, they want the poor or fixed income tax payers to pay more taxes so their children can stay in school all day. That way they will not have to hire baby sitters or will have more time for golf, shopping, parties or stay at work and earn more money. That is what is known as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
I think if there are enough parents that think this way then they should all split the additional cost to keep their children all day. Now that would be the fair way to do it.
At the same time they would complain about the cost if the school day for children was extended so students can learn more. Parents don’t take the time to make them study or know enough about what they are being taught to help them. It is okay for us to pay for their child but forbid the thought of them paying to help children that are not as fortunate as some to have college parents or understand the changing education system. The government is giving the schools less for educating our children and some parents keep trying to raise the cost.
I am all for keeping our schools if the numbers require it but not for having kindergarten all day. The next expense will be feeding them because at that age that will be a task and don’t forget their nap.
I am also against this bonus system for teachers. Ninety percent of all teachers are doing the best they can to teach children. It is difficult to teach children when their own parents can’t teach them to have respect for the teachers. God forbid don’t touch them to make them listen and learn. This is probably not so much of a problem in B’ville schools.
Delbert Jones is a resident of Van Buren.