The Feb. 13 issue of
the Hudson Hub-Times contained my letter in which I expressed concern about the rate of growth of special education costs in Hudson schools, costs which have grown out of proportion to other communities. I succeeded in drawing howls of protest from the very parents at which the letter was targeted. Two of the writers were registered voters whose record suggests to me that in all likelihood they have advocated against the Affordable Care Act and runaway government spending on entitlement programs. Nevertheless, they clearly demonstrate an absolute sense of entitlement in their own lives.
And this was exactly my point. If one believes that one is entitled to government services of whatever kind, then so is every other citizen. What about those children whose parents do not have the financial mobility to pick and choose what community they will live in? What do these programs look like in Akron or Cleveland? What are these Hudson parents willing to do to see that other deserving children get the same level of care as their own? Children don't get to pick where they live. They don't get to pick their parents.
Carl J. Kotheimer,