The Aug. 8 editorial missed the mark in promoting an increase in the tax rate to meet the school board's budget.
It was stated that the increase would shift even more burden to businesses, but much, if not all, of that burden will be passed along to the consumer.
Instead of the easy way out, perhaps the school board should review its spending and what yields the best return on investment.
Is the idea of each high school having a new dedicated course of study specializing in a particular occupation really necessary? How about the idea that buying whatever new technology comes upon the scene so the student will get a better education? However, county test scores have gone down.
There are only four basic ways an individual learns. That should be addressed rather than buying the latest expensive gadget. I do not think we are at a place where we can take the human out of the educational equation, yet we are doing it.
For example, athletics directors have been faced with cutting coaches from sports and having to find creative ways to pay for remaining coaches and necessary equipment. Granted, we are only talking about one-third of the student population, but a coach is also a teacher and in many cases is the one who shows the young athlete the right path.
Here's an idea: Reduce spending yearly and come up with more effective ways to obtain a good and solid education.