School boards represent the public. Correct? Maybe.
You’d think that in these challenging economic times, school boards would be looking for ways to economize the public dollars they are entrusted with. They could look at, say, ways to make schools more productive, make the best use of the people they have, and so forth.
The Kansas Association of School Boards scored Kansas legislators on issues relating to education. Correction. On issues relating to increasing spending on schools. (You can find the report, in PDF, here.) In the eyes of the KASB, the difference between “pro-education” legislators and “anti-education” legislators is … 1 percent.
If you can’t find a way to cut your expenses by 1 percent, you shouldn’t be in management.