I'm so glad both papers are urging residents of Kanawha County to throw more money on the school system. We don't want to offend the Board of Education, do we?
It's called the "mud theory"— throw some mud on the wall and see if some of it sticks.
If money were the answer, the schools in Kanawha County and the state would be turning out top-10-percent students instead of three out of 10 not even graduating.
The whole Daily Mail endorsement is loaded with scare tactics — "may be forced to" and "might have a detrimental effect."
Let's give Ron Duerring and his band another $125 million or so and see if they can do better than 30 percent not graduating.
Throw some more money on the wall and see if it sticks.
Lots of folks in Kanawha County will be hard pressed to come up with an extra $1,000 or so over the next five years to throw at a school board that is failing. Lots of us don't even have kids in the school system.
Here's what the endorsement to say "Yes" says that is 100 percent accurate: Staying the course is not sufficient. Kanawha County Schools must relentlessly pursue better efficiency. The rest of it is hype.
"Without the levy, today's students will have reduced access to the activities that enliven the school experience and less opportunity to learn,"
Show us some results. Then we'll be more apt to show you the money.