Seniors Are The Real Victims of the LPOSD Levy
In reviewing the information on the upcoming LPOSD levy, I have noted excessive claims of victimhood and despair for certain employees and students if the levy does not pass. Teachers will have more students to teach, sports teams will have fewer uniforms, and counselors will have to visit additional schools. No where in the information do I see administrators claiming victim status. It appears that their salaries will remain as large as ever, their bonuses unthreatened, and their company cars as new and shiny as they have always been. I find it immoral and unethical that administrators threaten children, teachers, and coaches with cuts to education quality, all the while wallowing in their own lavish perks.
The real victims of this levy, should it pass, are never mentioned in the literature. They receive no recognition, no sympathy, and have no one to advocate for them. In fact, they are accused of being “anti education” if they object to a levy. Who are these potential victims? They are the seniors on fixed incomes. They are the hard working residents struggling to stay somewhere around the poverty line. They are our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. They pray their car won’t break down. They despair at the thought of an unexpected medical expense. And they shudder at the thought that their property tax (or rent) will increase to the point where they will have to move away. Who speaks for these residents? Who represents them in the fight of increased taxes? Who considers them when tax increases are placed on the ballot.