Sunday, February 15, 2015

Societal Priorities

For quite a while I’ve questioned the priority of a society that cannot find the funds to improve the situation of their bottom-of-the-barrel education funding, but easily found the money to build the state-of-the-art Rio Tinto Soccer Stadium.  University coaches make more than the people running the academic (primary purpose) of the institution, and as a teacher, if you don’t coach something good luck finding a high school position.  Individually we are willing to shell out a hundred or more dollars to see a live sporting event, but when our property taxes are raised $20 a year for education we freak out.

To me, it seems like we’re playing our fiddles as our society burns.

1 comment:

Karen S. said...

I totally, and completely agree with you!