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Opinion: Budget cuts back for another visit

Published 04/05/2011, Mitchell superintendent

When Simon and Garfunkel sang the beginning words to “The Sounds of Silence,” “Hello darkness my old friend,” they tapped into something quite deep in the human psyche. Though I’m typically not a fan of any music written since the 1940s, I have to admit that song always gives me pause. In fact, when the final school budget cut numbers came down recently from the state, those same words occurred to me. Then, in a mental spoof, they ran back through my head as “Hello budget cuts my old friend.”

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