Letter to the editor – Jack Lewis

To the Editor:

Buildings alone cannot improve the education of Greene County students.

An expanded curriculum and dedicated and well-paid teachers can.

Our children “deserve” an outstanding education, not keeping up with other school districts and their athletic complexes.

I think the board should courageously increase the levy to pay for 21st-century educations for our children, not for a new gym. Use the money gained by a higher levy to recruit outstanding and dedicated young teachers to our rural area and lure veteran teachers who will be proud to teach in a district that produces rigorously educated graduates.

Vote “No” for a new gym. Say “Yes” when the school board decides to pay for education, not athletics.

Jack Lewis
Jefferson, Iowa

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