Editor Brian Majeski of the Music Trades Online has written a powerful editorial about the misplaced priorities among leaders in Buffalo, NY.
Here are the bullets from that editorial.
- The city announced plans to eliminate all music programs in upcoming year: Savings of $2.2 million.
- Untouched in the budget is $5.4 million a year which gives 3,200 teachers “unlimited access to dermabrasions, breast augmentations, and and other cosmetic procedure, with no co-payment.”
Local plastic surgeons said that 4 out of 10 of their patients are teachers, according to the Buffalo News article, Majeski wrote.
The budget cuts will affect 42,000 students.