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Letter to the editor: Just a handy slogan

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The new school board has just decided that a monopoly education system controlled by them is the best for all students, ignoring any differences or desires for alternate educational paths that parents may have. One size fits all. We know best and that's what you are going to get. The only choice will be the one we give you, which isn't any choice at all.

Educating students in matters of finance isn't something they think is important so it got blown off by David Ray et al as "too expensive," the standard excuse that is trotted out when you have no reasonable argument. In almost the same breath, he pushes for an across-the-board raise for all school administration immediately, regardless of budget constraints. What happened to "Kids First," the campaign slogan? I guess that was just a slogan, not something that requires any follow through.

Well, at least now I will know how to vote when the matter of increased school funding comes up in a future election. It'll be sold as a "Kids First" need but then the money will go to other things. Hey, it worked during the campaign, so why not use it again? 

William A. Henning

Highlands Ranch

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