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Is this the way to fund schools?

Several people have commented on funding a program in the Sequim public schools. While I would support what I’ve seen in the papers, we should note that we taxpayers are enabled to fund or reject a proposal affecting our public schools.

In the Seattle Post Intelligencer of Aug. 10, 2007, a cartoon asks: “Why would this be a ridiculous way to fund our military but the standard way we fund our schools?” We see an obviously high-ranking officer, addressing his colleagues: “We’ll have to surrender unless we can convince voters to pass a special war tax levy.”

I can’t help wondering, suppose we taxpayers had been presented a levy for invading Iraq and Afghanistan — would we still be funding over a decade of war?

Just wondering.

Milton Patrie



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