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Saturday, May 25, 2013
Herb Krebs has publicly demonstrated his ignorance of the complexities of funding education (“Pollard is right about teachers,” May 17 letter): Those lazy, shiftless teachers in Bedford County ought to be ashamed of themselves for asking for a raise. They don’t do anything. They’re government workers.
All that book learning and advanced degrees aren’t worth all that profit the people of Bedford pay them. And that superintendent, he doesn’t do anything either — just sits behind that big desk counting his money and — what does Ed.D. mean, anyway? Must be his nickname.
Krebs must have learned his numbers and letters in another county where teachers work for nothing, and the superintendent was also the chief of police, drove the garbage truck and headed up the local fire and rescue squad.
That county had the lowest taxes and highest profits in the state. The teachers generated a lot of revenue for that county — yard sales, car washes and mowed lawns on weekends.
Maybe Bedford County should go to that model for funding public education. It sure would make Supervisor Annie Pollard and Krebs happy.
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