To the editor:
I can't believe this circus that Ford and Lecce have going on. They are cutting funds for beneficial services like education so that they can "balance the budget". It seems that balancing the budget means lining their own pockets by taking public money (also known as taxes) that should be going to benefit the communities they come from. True leaders make personal sacrifices for the benefit of their followers, it's quite obvious that neither of them are leaders. They are snakes trying to benefit themselves and their friends.
Our children deserve much better. In my opinion our educators and support staff don't get paid enough for what they do every day. The stuff they have to put up with (helicopter parents, the effects of absent parents on the children, etc). I say that but that isn't even what they're fighting for. They spend more time with the kids than their parents do for most of the year. I trust them better to know what students need and what they themselves require to do their job effectively.