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Monday March 1st

Cuts to education funding miss the big picture

TO THE EDITOR:

Sarah-Kathryn Bryan’s May 30 letter was a great response to the continued attacks on the funding of education in our state and our nation.

I am very frustrated by the lack of understanding of the big picture in regards to funding education and its benefits. Never should the education of our citizens take a back seat to big business. If you look at the big picture, which those who want to slice and dice education programs never do, you can see that a well-educated society enhances the business community.

Businesses say finding well-educated and trained personnel is becoming a problem. Our country currently is ranked around 17th in the world in terms of the quality of education we provide.

If we want to fight against outsourcing and competition from more qualified workers from other countries, then we need to stop the massacre of our public education system. Look at the big picture, not short-term profits.

Kathy D. Morgan
Student Services
The Friday Center

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