Older generation has ‘civic duty’ to fund safe, healthy schools

Gig HarborMarch 5, 2014 

I believe the strength of education, our community and even the country resides in the middle class.

Most of the populations of the world can be divided into “haves” and “have nots” — the wealthy and the poor.

One of the main pillars that support the middle class is the free public education offered to our youth. I had the benefit of that experience, thanks to the generosity of the preceding generation.

Our country has a long history of the older providing for the younger. I am 70 with white hair and no children, but I still feel the gift that was given to me must be given by me to this next generation in the form of a solid public education.

I am not a fan of taxes, but I do value the services they provide. For example, I don’t like potholes, I want the police to come quickly and to protect my wife and I when I call, and if I have a heart attack, I hope the fire department has the equipment to save me.

Most of all, I hope this community I love so much will have as much love for its children and will fund safe, healthy, quality schools that students can be proud to attend.

It’s my civic duty to fund the new schools to keep pace with the growth of our community.

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