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December 22, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Gov. Gregoire’s budget

Teach ’em cheap

Isn’t it wonderful that the teachers and students have to absorb the budget cuts [“Gregoire releases slimmed-down state budget,” News, Dec. 18]? Fewer teachers, larger classes and even less time to teach.

Stack ’em deep, teach ’em cheap is still the motto.

Even the “property-poor” districts lose $125 million in levy-equalization funds. Isn’t it good to see the pain spread among those who already are in pain? No need to infect the multitude of nonteaching administrators without whom schools could not possibly operate, and teachers could not possibly function.

— James Behrend, Bainbridge Island

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