Cut the schools and boost the banks.

Quote of the Day
July 13, 2010

‘School districts across the country are taking drastic
steps to cope with collapsing budgets: firing
personnel, increasing class sizes, cutting kindergarten
and summer-school programs and, in some cases, moving
to a four-day school week. The Associated Press, in a
demoralizing report, recently noted: “As the school
budget crisis deepens, administrators across the nation
have started to view school libraries as luxuries that
can be axed rather than places where kids learn to love
reading and do research.”

‘What a country. We’ll do whatever it takes to make
sure the bankers keep living the high life and swilling
that Champagne while at the same time we’re taking
books out of the hands of schoolchildren trying to get
an education. ‘

Columnist Bob Herbert
New York Times
July 13, 2010

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