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Readers Viewpoint 4-27-2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:36 AM

Paying for past mistakes
To the editor:
 I have been blessed over the years in my dealings with scouting, 4-H and veteran affairs to meet people from all walks of life.
 A few years ago, I met some school teachers who were part of a state commission that toured Michigan and did a study on consolidating Michigan schools. This study was done in the late 1960s. That’s right, the 1960s. They found out then that the Michigan school system was antiquated, inefficient and bureaucratically top heavy. They said, the “handwriting was on the wall” and declining student enrollment was coming.

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0 #1 2011-04-26 14:09
After reading Don Wolf's "viewpoint", I can think of a few reasons for his unbelievably distorted and false facts. He is either a politician, hallucinating, full of b.s., full of himself, an idiot or all of the above. The 1992 WIC bonding proposal for the new high school was for $5.5 million. Most superintendents state that 70 - 75% of their budgets go to salary/benef. It's a SERVICE industry - of course they do.$14 million for the Forest Park school? Seriously? It's hard to even make something up so absurd. Fact - the 2 superintendents in Iron County make less that $200,000 in combined salary. WIC super is probably one of the lowest paid in Michigan. Taj Mahals? Get a life. Michigan #3 in the nation in per pupil spending? What world are you from Mr. Wolf. In every on-line ranking Michigan is middle of the pack. $7500 per student ranks at the bottom nationally. Across the border in WI they are howling about being cut from $12500 to $12000. Home-schooled math Mr. Wolf?

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