Letter: Quality education in the community a priority by Amber Barnes
The upcoming referendum is so important to the well-being of our students and our community. We all need to obtain the information available and learn the facts. I, for one, can’t imagine that the school district is trying to “put one over on us” as has been suggested by some. The purpose?
The proposed necessary cuts are real and will be unfortunate for our school system and our community. An unhealthy school system is a deterrent to new business and professionals.
I believe the education offered by the School District of Rhinelander to be top notch. My children graduated from Rhinelander High School and were readily accepted to UW-Madison. Would that be the case if these cuts had been in place at that time? I doubt it.
While we have quality teachers, they are not educated to take on art, music and physical education in the classroom to the extent that they are now being taught. These students learn much more than basic knowledge from their professional instructors.
Those in doubt should visit our schools and speak with the people who are educating our children.
I a widowed senior citizen and higher taxes are not in my upcoming budget, but I will somehow see that they are, as quality education is something I believe in.
Amber Barnes, Newbold