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Letter: Education most abused word

To the Editor:

Unbelievable! When is enough, enough! I am referring to Brad Nemec begging for more money for the Somerset soccer fields. The school is getting 54 percent of our tax dollars already. In addition they have begged another $15,000 from Somerset Township and God only knows how much more they have begged off the other townships and villages in the Somerset School District, and not saying how much they have begged off businesses and individuals. Now they are begging for another $37,000 -- all of this for just three soccer fields. The only way to describe this is: absolutely disgusting. Nemec has a lengthy spiel attempting to justify this in the name of education. Of course anyone who puts their mind to it can come up for justification on anything in such a manner as to try and convince everybody they are right and should go along with this. Even bank robbers attempt to justify their actions by simply saying "we needed to do this, we were hungry." We the taxpayers are being legally robbed by the schools justification of anything and everything they want by simply saying "we just have to have this."

Don't get me wrong, I am definitely in favor of education--as defined in Websters dictionary, and I quote: "Education: the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge and of developing the powers of reasoning and judgment."

The word education is the most abused word in the English language and the biggest abusers of it are our schools who justify everything by their "we just have to have this" policy, regardless of the cost to the taxpayers, and they don't care how many people they tax out of their homes just as long as they get what they want.

It appears we definitely have to put more emphasis on basic education in the Somerset school system. A prime example of who should be sitting in the front rows of the basic education classes is our school administrators and school board members who have shown us, without a shadow of doubt, that the economic situation we are in, they know very little, if anything about economic and mathematics. As far as common sense goes -- it is quite evident they haven't the foggiest idea what that is.

Don't be surprised fellow taxpayers if, no, I think I should say, when the school comes knocking on your door begging for money to buy more land because "we just have to have it - we need a place to store our pork barrels."

Bert Krueger