In a lawsuit against the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, Beaufort County schools insist that the commissioners should have funded a request for an additional $2.9 million, which amounts to a 32 percent increase from last year’s budget. The school system complains of rising costs, while the commissioners point out that they have increased school funding over the last few years even though the system is losing students.

I agree with the commissioners. In my report on school bureaucracy, I point out that Beaufort lost 236 students over the last eight years, but the school system still added five administrators and 41 teachers.

Rather than move toward greater efficiency, Beaufort County schools have fattened the calf. Now it is time to sacrifice that sucka – Biblical style.