On budget matters, the previous Chatham County Board of Commissioners believed that and acted on the premise that government should throw money at problems in order to solve them. This management strategy is the reason for the upheaval in local and national politics, among other objections. And our country was suffering a deep recession. The stock market lost 50% of value on the DOW. That equalled the performance of 1929-30 and we were in bad shape. Our school fiscal support places us at 6th or higher in the state for student supplement. Yet our performance does not show the comparable result. So teaching is not a matter of money. It’s a matter of quality and dedication.