An old adage is true
By George Starks
With the things that have been happening around here in the local
school system, I am reminded of an old adage my mother use to say.
“One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
This has always stuck with me through the years. I have reminded myself
of this a lot lately.
Not only has this come true with my editor, Bob Robinson, and me, but
also my former sports editor, Ron Greeson as well as myself.
When the local newspaper threw us to the curb, somehow we managed to
surface again. Now, we are haunting the leaders of that paper.
If we take a look at what has been happening in the largest school
district in the county, that same adage is holding true.
Basketball coaches were let go and with time, they will surface
somewhere. More recently, the Athletic Director stepped down, followed
by the Superintendent. The A. D. is now coaching at Arcanum while the
Superintendent, is now going to Fairborn.
“One school’s trash is another school’s treasure.”
My question is how many more good people are going to walk away for
Instead of losing our teachers, Athletic Directors, and the rest of our
teachers, and yes, basketball coaches are teachers in my opinion, why
don’t we get some people in seats of power that care about the quality
of the school.
In a recent column, a man used the term, “addition by subtraction.” If
you want to read that column in full, it’s his final one in the Sunday
Oh how true.
This was written by a guy that I watch play sports at Mississinawa
Valley and until this past Friday, worked as a sports writer for the
local newspaper. He took his old job back because of better pay.
Whoops, another good one lost there.
Here’s a suggestion:
Instead of watching good educators step down because of a lack of
structure on the school board, maybe some of the school board members
should step down.
That would surely save a lot of headaches in hiring new coaches,
teachers and so forth.
Again, one’s trash truly is another’s treasure.”