Thursday, November 06, 2008
FINALLY, A CONSERVATIVE ON THE OPS BOARD
What a breath of fresh air! Someone whose lips can actually form the words "cut school spending" has been elected to the board of the Omaha Public Schools.
Jim Enright will do a great job of pointing out ways that the state's largest school district could cut spending on programs that are not cost-effective. He's a fan of charter schools, and of making much-needed nonclassroom spending cuts. He's wise, soft-spoken and determined, a great combination for a school board member.
Here's hoping his success and leadership will inspire other good people with common sense to run for school boards across the state. We need more Jim Enrights, who can balance the legitimate needs of the schools with the best interests of taxpayers.
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