Let Chester-Upland Die, Joe

Joe Watkins, the pastor and conservative talk show host who has been tasked with trying to save the Chester Upland School District, is recommending staff cuts, school closings and tax increases to accomplish this goal.

He hopes to regain the students and their subsidies lost to charter and cyber schools.

Here's a better idea: close all the district's schools and make all the students attend charter and cyber schools.

Here's even a better idea: take the state subsidies the children get  and apply it to vouchers for the kids to attend any school that will take them.

When things are improving i.e. children leaving broken schools for working ones, don't stand in the way.

Any tax increase to help that district is throwing good money after bad and wasting desperately needed resources.


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