Tuesday's Nov. 3 election proved one thing, P.T. Barnam was right.
Maybe some low-scoring schools should visit the high-scoring schools to learn what they are doing before the next vote on a bill to increase school finding. Maybe the parents should take charge of their children's free time.
There has been a water leak in the middle of the road on Melissa Drive since April. Should we put up a sign for motorists warning of icy roads for the winter months or break out the ice skates?
Maybe the wording for voting for the governor should have had four options.
Get out of the way
As my mother was being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, no one chose to stop. Cars kept pulling out in front of AMR. Wouldn't you expect me to stop if it were your loved one? I wonder if you would have shown some compassion would I be thanking those today who did and stopped as her hearse was taking her to the cemetery? Every second counts. Be kind and stop for AMR. It could be someone you love.
If Initiative 42 had read "fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program" at the 100 percent level, I would have voted for it. Instead Initiative 42 read to fund at the "adequate and efficient" level. That was lawyer-speak for I'll sue you for whatever I think is not "adequate and efficient."
Not vacation days
To "Job wanted," educators would like to have a job as you described in last week's Sun Herald. You see they sign a contract which states the number of days they are to work, and are only paid for the days worked. If the teacher's contract calls for him/her to work 187 days, they are only paid for those days. Days that you refer to as holidays are really not holidays, they are days for which they are not paid. I took the number of days I was contracted to work in school and compared it to my father's work days at the Biloxi VA, and he only worked 5 more days than me, and he was paid for all the time he had off. Educators also pay into the retirement system and also pay into Social Security.