As a teacher, I always find stories <a href=3D"http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=3D=
>like this one</a> in the Billings Gazette amusing. Despite th=
e almost constant complaints from school districts that there is not enough=
money for students, there always seems to be enough to hire people outside=
of the classroom. Despite claims <a href=3D"
>less than a week ago</a> that the school funding formula was =
not giving the Billings school district enough money, the district is willi=
ng to spend $20,000 for the services of a communications director.
Some of the keen insight she has offered:
k’s school bus accident in Lockwood illustrated that shift. At her recommen=
dation, the district quickly acted to alert staff and the media of the acci=
dent and gave updates on the situation throughout the day.</blockquote&g=
I would have offered that advice for $1.50.
School funding =
will always be a mess as long as the priority is not on the needs of studen=
ts. Why are music, gym, and co-curricular activities always the first to be=
cut? Why not administrative fluff? As long as voters continue to see their=
tax dollars wasted like this, it will continue to be difficult to convince=
them to increase support for education.
PS: It’s communicator.