In a guest opinion column in yesterday’s Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha Taxpayer League President Chris Lufter took a thoughtful look at education funding:
We believe the state Legislature should fine-tune the laws to eliminate the discrepancies that allow employee compensation to rise faster than revenue caps. Eliminating the loopholes in both QEO and revenue caps would be a good place to start. What we cannot do is return to the free spending ’80s that hurt so many property and business owners. Taxpayers have an obligation to provide our children with a good education. Educators have an obligation to keep their demands reasonable and parents have an obligation to send their children to school ready to learn so the schools can concentrate on teaching and not parenting. Together we can provide our children with the education they need and leave taxpayers with enough money to meet their other obligations.