The avarice-driven Jordan School District split is now nearly complete, separating the prestigious "we're not paying for them" east side from the west side. This prevalent attitude has come about because it is all about "business" and "saving money" and "profit" — not about people. Here is my prediction: When the big one hits and the schools on the east side sitting on or near the earthquake faults and in high-liquefaction zones come crashing down, these wannabe independents will be the first ones running to the government with their hands out.

How do I know?

It is just a microcosm of what is going on in the financial and business systems in the country today.

Bruce A. Nieveen

Riverton