More control needed

This pertains to a school tax hike possible in the Jersey Shore School District. There should be some kind of control over the school boards who grant the teachers a hefty raise every year that amounts to $1,500 or more per teacher.

For the past four years, we retired citizens on social security have only received $1.50 a month raise. This is because the federal government claims there has been no cost of living, which does not warrant us a raise.

Why should our teachers continue to live a lavish lifestyle at the expense of our senior citizens of this country whose yearly income for millions, who have a yearly income as low as $7,000 to $8,000 a year.

For the working class of Americans, this may be justifiable, but for we social security recipients, we are being driven into poverty. It’s time we receive some humane treatment instead of being victimized by our local school boards, who don’t know what the word no means when the teachers contracts expire.

These school board members should bow their heads in shame, because they are brain washed into favoring the teachers, while they promote poverty among the elderly retired citizens of the state.

For any school board member who may disagree with my assumption, they should resign from their position as a school board member. Anything less would not be acceptable by the majority of retired seniors in this state.

We elect the school board members but never receive any representation from them because they choose to go with the flow, which is where our country seems to be headed, and that is the wrong road to take.

Teachers are not the lifeline for our children as it is taught and proclaimed. It is only a small part of it.

Weldon C. Cohick Jr.

Linden

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