In response to the Oct. 17 editorial "Bonus Round: Extra Pay for Better School Results Makes Sense": It is the "people's money" and should not be used for any bonuses. The pay, benefits, perks and pensions all elected officials, government workers, school principals and academic administrators receive is enough. Teachers should be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses they spend on classroom supplies.
Regarding the $700 billion bailout (TARP) to AIG, banks, the auto industry and Wall Street: We know more than enough continues to go to bonuses. This is another broken promise of the Obama administration, which pledged unprecedented transparency in its accounting of these bailouts and stimulus. Until all the bailout money is returned to the taxpayers, no bonus. The claim that these bonuses are necessary to recruit and retain the best and brightest is questionable.
JANICE M. WHITE