1) I served on a district committee to evaluate an issue. Once we reached a general consensus, the district assist supervisor heading the committee announced that he would have to run it by the union to see if they would be willing to accept it. Hmmmm.
2) After one of the meetings when he was complaining about the bureaucracy and logistical nightmares of changing anything, I spoke with him and said, "Our budget comes out to about $11,000 per student per year." He said that was about right. I suggested, " Why not just close the district down, give every student a $9,000 voucher, and let the private market fix things. The county would save about 20%, there would be a lot less headaches, and the results would be better."