Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

March 19, 2014

Start teaching the students the things they need to know

Public education in Allegany County needs an awakening. The majority of kids today have no idea what an I.R.A., 401k, Roth IRA, etc. is, let alone how they work. That’s because they have no common sense!

They can talk about Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian, while they depend on their government to help them now and in their older age. They can probably tell you about food stamps, but have no idea about a mutual fund.

What the Allegany Board of Education needs is a person who has common sense, as well as a very strong educational background.

Steve Baker

Kahului, Hawaii

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