Opinion

Low information voters, listen up

 

The message of underfunded schools is the same tired old rhetoric.

Thirty years of unreported facts overrides the misuse of taxpayers’ monies.Rejecting local levies disqualifies schools from state funds. Wrong.

Statewide educational funds are in school budgets yearly. You will have to do some work to verify but it’s there. Lack of funds disadvantage children in local and global workforce opportunities.

Fact: The U.S. education system with state budgets yearly along with approved levies ranks our education system about 35th out of 50 countries. Wow! How proud are you now?

There is nothing wrong with wanting the best in education. But get the facts verified before you vote or the dumbing down of our children continues all because we trust without verification.

Lower classroom sizes: This reasoning for voting yes for levies is totally unsubstantiated. This excuse has been used for passage of levies longer than I can remember. Yet classroom sizes somehow remain too large.

What’s our goal? One teacher per student. Why is this continually a problem? All past levies have passed and yet it still continues to be a validated excuse for failure at local school levels. Taxpayer monies are simply misappropriated and no accountability. Same old rhetoric.

In world standings, our education system puts us as below 50 percent. For any voter this should be unacceptable if you truly want the best for all the children.

Vern Laprath

Bremerton

 

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