Don’t Say There Is No Place To Cut.

by Steve MacDonald

Privatize the public school system and shift the educators, staff, maintenance, and transportation and facility costs off the books, along with converting public benefits and pensions into the same kind of programs the rest of the private markets have, and you would see property tax rates plummet.

Towns would be unshackled from the responsibility of dealing with it.

And what better reason than this?  The Town of Merrimack’s School operating budget is over 64 million, which works out to over $15,000.00 dollars per student per year.

You can send kids to college for that.

Are we suggesting that the Merrimack School district is delivering university level education to it’s K-12 enrollment?

I think we need to ask ourselves what $15,000.00 per student is buying the town and if we can continue to insist that it is in the public interest to invest that much money given the results.

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  • Mike Rogers

    Watch “Cartel” for a complete expose of why so much money gets sunk into public education for so little tangible output.

  • Robert Johnson

    Yeah, the black hole of public education that continues to suck in tax dollars unabated and irrespective of the condition of the general economic environment and the quality of their output. You gotta love it. Monopoly confronted with monopsony: a wonderful increasing cost system with no incentive to innovate.
    In our town, they are proposing another increase in the school budget after the teachers got their pay raises last year. Of course, the school board need not concern itself with demand constraints, such as the one that asks if anyone would purchase their services at current prices in the first place.

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