Education is one of the most important issues facing America today. The U.S. ranks 24th in math and 16th in science among the major nations of the world.
A recent study found that 50 percent of U.S. adults were not able to read an eighth-grade level book. I have not been able to find a single retail cashier under the age of 25 who can make change without the use of an electronic cash register.
I cannot find anything in the proposed school bond issue that does anything to address the education of the students. Fancy new bricks and mortar are not going to improve the education of our children.
The tax burden imposed by this bond proposal does not deliver a meaningful return on investment. I urge a no vote and hope the school board will search out programs to improve education instead of building new facilities.