It’s been teaching kids since 1853, but the powers that be have decided the money used to keep the school open is better used elsewhere:
“We made it through the Civil War. We made it through the Depression. We’ve made it through the recession. This school can make it through all of that. It can survive this economic crisis
But in the past two years the Napa Unified School District has cut $20 million from it’s budget and the closing of Wooden Valley will save $100,000 more money that Superintendent John Glaser says the district needs badly.
Here’s the $64,000 line:
“You have to ask yourself what is good for the most number of kids?” says Glaser. “There are no easy answers. No low-hanging fruit left.”
That is the mind of the collectivist. It’s not about what is best for a small group, or an individual. It’s what is best for the collective. While the local community might be able to support the school, the money is better used spread out across the whole.
Like Churchill said, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”