A principal in Montgomery County, Maryland, has caused community outrage by tooling around the high school campus on a golf cart:
The redesigned $87 million Richard Montgomery High School, flagship of the Montgomery County school system, occupies a building that’s as long as two football fields. So Moreno Carrasco, the principal, decided to purchase a golf cart to help him get around.
This has not gone over well with some in the school community.
Parent activists have seized on the golf cart as a symbol of administrative excess in a school system that is asking everyone else to endure cuts. Superintendent Jerry D. Weast has curtailed all but essential spending as the county seeks to close a $297 million budget deficit.
My friends, as a teacher I can tell you that education—like golf—is a walking game.