Is Education An Essential Service?

According to CNN, Mike Dewine, the Governor of Ohio, announced a 4 percent cut in funding for Ohio’s schools.

When I lived in New York, I met with a high government New York City official. He said, “I am more concerned with the dog owners than with the children. Dog owners vote. Children don’t”. While the statement is true; it is also reprehensible!

Education is a major part of most municipal and state budgets. The states and the Federal Government are, correctly, spending much of their funds to get our country and our states out of the current economic problem. However cutting funds from education is a short-sighted way of addressing tomorrow’s problems.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s workers. If those workers are not well prepared to enter the economy, neither will our country.