Letter to the editor: Quality schools impact all

Posted 9/19/18

Quality schools impact all Rita Young’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue is a particularly alarming parody. Young’s position is simple. Since this tax won’t be a direct benefit …

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Letter to the editor: Quality schools impact all

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Quality schools impact all

Rita Young’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue is a particularly alarming parody.

Young’s position is simple. Since this tax won’t be a direct benefit to her and her children, she’s against it. And if you are without children or a soon to be an empty nester, you too should deny valuable education funds to future citizens of Douglas County.

I don’t ever drive on Meadows Boulevard. When it comes to any needed repairs, can I request that my tax funds stay on the east side of the interstate? I’ve yet to ascend the incline at the Miller Activity Complex, I’d like to see the parks budget cut to help my pocketbook if you don’t mind.

Of course, this reasoning is short-sighted and empty of the values I believe this community stands for.

Whether your kids are in school right now or not, the quality of our education system in this county benefits you — directly and indirectly. Better schools increase real estate desirability which increases property values. More educated children make better citizens, which improves the quality of life of all residents.

Please vote yes on the school ballot initiative in November whether or not you have children in school. It’s the right thing to do for our community. It’s the right thing to do for the future generations of Douglas County.

Brent Weaver

Castle Rock

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