Sunday, June 08, 2008

What would Ben do?

What would Ben do? Yes, that Ben.
Benjamin Franklin, for whom this town is named.

Considering that he gave us books instead of a bell because sense is better than sound, I expect he would vote for the override. Ben did say:

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Approximately $250/year is what it would cost Franklin to pass the override to save 47 school department positions (45 teachers, 2 administrators).

$5 a week.

Less than a dollar a day.

It pays "the best interest"!


For more information, check out the override at a glance here, my summary from last year (which oddly except for the days and dollar amount still applies logically to today) and consider cruising amongst all that has been written on the override here.

Cast an informed vote on June 10th!