Archive for April, 2008

Pick your poison

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

What a retarded place this world.  There is an article on today highlighting the effect of soaring energy prices on school districts’ budgets.  You can find the complete article here.  Let me summarize the most egregious paragraph.

Hingtgen [director of transportation at Western Dubuque Country school district] said the district spent $50,000 more fueling its 80 busses this year than it did last year, or roughly what he said it would cost for two teachers starting salaries.

Help me decide which to be more upset at, that diesel prices have jumped 35% to help dwindle thousands of school district budgets, or that the starting salary for a new teacher in Western Dubuque County is only $25,000.

This is getting ridiculous.