How many times have we heard that the government school system as a whole needs more funding? That’ll fix everything, right? And it’s for the children. Don’t they have rights to free access to education? They just need more money to pay for better teachers and to pay for better books and supplies, etc. It’s all about making sure they have the best chance possible for a great education. And to do this, they’ve got to raise taxes. But since it’s about the children and their education, we should be willing to raise taxes.
But where does that money actually go? Because it’s certainly not going to the education part. There’s a school district in California which encompasses 3 different schools. Recently, there was a meeting where students’ parents were allowed to address the school board.
The reason the meeting was called? It had just become public that Jose Fernandez, the superintendent of this school district, raked in over $660,000 in salary last year. So that’s where their tax dollars were going.
And not only that, according to KCAL-TV:
The district also reportedly floated Fernandez a loan of more than $900,000 at 2 percent interest over 40 years. The loan was granted at a time when the superintendent had already declared bankruptcy.
One participant in the meeting was a teacher in that district. She said her school department doesn’t even have any paper left, and that she has to go to Office Depot herself to buy paper for her class. They were out of paper while their superintendent boss was pulling in a $660k salary. What’s wrong with this picture?
Watch the video to see some of the other parents’ reactions: