By: Diane Benjamin
WGLT employee RC McBride chaired the Vote YES for Unit 5 group that failed to get the referendum passed in November. That should convince you WGLT actively tried to convince you to vote YES, RC is the General Manager.
On January 19th WGLT did a story detailing draconian cuts that would happen if the referendum fails again this April. Unit 5 supposedly has an $11 million deficit but the referendum would raise $20 million. (What? 😲)
Next WGLT used tax dollars to promote their story on Facebook:
Not that any prosecutors exist, but how about the law on spending taxpayers money. WGLT is PUBLIC RADIO:
WGLT will probably claim they were “disseminating” factual information. The only information in the article is about cuts to items parents and kids both want. There is nothing about cutting staff and administrators. Did WGLT ask?
Review this story from last October: https://blnnews.com/2022/10/05/unit-5-vote-yes-group-using-fuzzy-math/
35% need remedial Community College after graduating. That’s 35% of those planning to go to college. The WGLT article doesn’t mention the quality of the education Unit 5 provides.
You should know what you are paying for. Below is page one from OpenTheBooks.com, there is an entire second page with all salaries over $89,000. 35% need remedial education after 4 years of this, that is 102 people earning more that $94,000. Just on the first 2 pages are 204 people earning more than $89,000.
Taxpayers deserve better results than 35% needing remedial Community College! Obviously Unit 5 if failing students. Handing the same people more money will get you the same results.
How high are salaries going to be in another 5 years?