Yet again we hear the Glendale College trustees and president whine and cry about the lack of money for Glendale College. Classes are closed, semesters shortened, programs eliminated.
I went to Glendale College beginning in 1959. The focus back then was on education. We had classes and instructors, sports, music, art and theater. We did fine.
Costly empires have been created, empires that have nothing to do with teaching or education. Look at the college's website and see for yourself. Millions are spent that have nothing to do with educating students. And now they're out of money.
Do you remember when “they” were trying to get voters to approve the Lotto? The promise was that the money would go to the schools and that “we will never, ever, cross out hearts and hope to die, have to ask you for money again.” Yeah, right!
I have no patience (and no vote) with those who say the only answer is more and more money. The answer is to get back to the task schools are charged with, education. Not empire-building, social engineering or artificial turf.
La Cañada Flintridge