Will this make students smarter?
To the Editor:
Chicken today and features tomorrow! I would like to begin by saying I have the utmost respect for the principal and teachers at our (Duncan) high school. They helped me when I didn’t know where else to turn and I will be forever grateful. I had the pleasure of talking to some people about the school bond election and I have to say they made some very good points. The statement was made that we have some bonds that are almost paid off and when they are paid our taxes will go down. That would truly be a blessing in these times.
A yes vote would keep taxes up or increase them. That would mean higher home payments and higher rent. In these times, that would not be a blessing.
I saw a picture of plans and they do make the school picture perfect, but I don’t understand how that will make our students smarter. Would it not be better to be less fancy on the redo and add more to the classrooms which is truly needed? Why do we need three gyms?
Also, I looked at the picture of the library with glass windows in the ceiling. Would we have to hire someone to clean them? Why are they necessary? Don’t kids have computers and very seldom use the library? I am all for the teachers having a beautiful lounge for breaks — they earned it!
I have decided that I will vote no because I figure I might have chicken on the 13th and I don’t know how long I can make the feathers last! Also, did you notice the 10 1/2 pages of delinquent taxes in The Banner 9/1/2011? Those who do pay must make up the difference.