Saturday, December 10, 2011
What is the Superintendent of Red Hook Schools apologizing for?
What is the Superintendent of Red Hook Schools apologizing for? A December 10th Freeman article says that the Red Hook School Board president said that the Red Hook superintendent should not have sent an email to his employees to tell them that due to the new NY State 2% Tax Cap, the Red Hook district needs to keep any pay increase to 1%. This is direct evidence of why are schools are failing in NY State. Superintendents are afraid to communicate the dire financial consequences to the employees of a district. I do not believe the Red Hook Schools superintendent violated any laws or rules. The only thing that he violated is the "unwritten rule" of Thy shalt not cross the teacher's union. The Red Hook School superintendent's apology about the email to the teachers speaks volumes of what has to be done to improve our children's education and to improve our local tax situation and economies. We must push for vouchers and school choice so the NY State Teacher's union is no longer calling the shots from their lofty favoritism position that our NY State lawmakers have created for the Public School teacher's union, which is feared by our School district leaders. The sooner we parents and taxpayers can unite behind school choice and vouchers, the sooner our children and towns will be able to succeed again. Tell your NY State senators and assembly people that you want vouchers and school choice.