I picked up this week’s “snail mail,” and it included a thank you note from the AP Government students and teacher Molly Starr at Nevada Union High for our discussion the other day about media and politics. The card featured local artist Karel Hendee’s artistry. All this, in the age of text messaging and mass-produced greeting cards.
I wish the curmudgeons/ideologues who are ranting against Measure B would take the time to tour the school campuses, get to know some of the students and teachers, and educate themselves about the need for repairs and upgrades to help prepare them for college and 21st-century careers. These youths are our future, and we ought do to our part to help them succeed. We’ll be lucky if some of them decide to “come home” after their education. As one Measure B proponent said this week, “Our schools are an investment, not an expense.”