When members of the Manatee County School Board last week voted 3-2 to institute a 1.75% pay cut and furlough days â€” retroactive to the beginning of the school year, no less â€” they surely knew the outrage it would cause.
Every one of us â€” young and old alike â€” has been dealt a bad, if not losing, hand by this economic crisis.
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
Most weeks, our preference is to devote this space to matters directly affecting the East County. Now and again, though, events beyond our regionâ€™s interests are so alarming, bizarre or compelling they cannot be ignored.
Education is a topic that spans young pre-kindergarten little ones to adults walking across a graduation platform.