I can't believe people aren't willing to shell out a few extra dollars a year for better (acceptable) roads and better (excellent) education. Both are in a shambles. As a former teacher in several states I am embarrassed to say I live in the state that places 49th in national standing of all states in terms of student assessment (which reflects teacher accountability). I believed (erroneously) that PCC had finally closed admissions, requiring a higher standard of students and thus a higher standard of learning. When, much to my chagrin, they now require students to have at least a seventh grade educational level...P-L-E-A-S-E!!!!! So now what happens when those that want to go on to higher education, teaching for example? Will they have the knowledge and preliminary experience to take over in the classroom and become exemplary teachers? Mmmm! What are we in the midst of? Have those of you who voted no thought of the future?
Then there are the roads. Really, need I say more? But I will. How about this...sharp potholes cause flat tires which need to be repaired or replaced...good business for the local businessmen...a little cussing from us, a pain in the butt at time lost having to fix it. And the question when are they going to fix these bloody roads? West Grant Rd. has also been a pain in the butt and has been sitting idle for months. Ho hum...running out of funds? Well, if you voted no, it will stand idle for longer still. That's all. Ciao
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