To the person claiming those who 'voted no don't care, so they are still sending their kids to public school,' don't pigeon-hole with sophomoric, unsubstantiated assumptions. I am a product of both private and public schools. You cannot logically generalize because each person voted based on individual values. My wife and I voted no because we care about our children's education on our terms, free from a so-called progressive social agenda. We voted no on the referendum because we do emphatically care! Our children will never attend a public school as long as Judeo-Christian schools are legal.
Do this now
I voted yes and have continually sided with the school board in every debate I have heard around the water cooler. This is where I draw the line. They tell us now it will be another couple of months until a map will be available showing the new boundaries. Give me a map template, highlighters and tell me the road boundaries, I will have the map done in a day. Families have been patient long enough; we need to know where our kids will be going to school. Do this one simple thing now or lose my support completely.
Would be unfair
I would just like to say that Claire Rud's suggestion for teachers being allowed to have their children go to the school that they teach at would be unfair. What about the cooks, assistants, custodians, etc.? Where would you draw the exception line? No one should have special treatment. Teachers should be just like all the other parents who have to make the new sacrifices for our children's education.
Shouldn't Kixters' pictures be in sports?
Reading the newspaper today I noticed another big picture of the Brainerd High School Kixter Dance Team in the state and local news section. After calling the high school who stated they were a school sport, I question why the Kixters always show up in this section of the paper? Shouldn't they be published with all the other school sports - back in the sports section? This section should be for local news.
Roaming dogs in Merrifield
In response to the person who wrote a Vox Pop regarding "roaming dogs in Merrifield," the words you used "must be open season on dogs" really disturbed me. I am a dog lover and would never think of destroying another person's dog just because it wandered onto my property. How cruel is that? People need to mellow out. We don't need rednecks as neighbors. At least I wouldn't want to live next door to one. Maybe you're the same person that put the arrow through the dog in Merrifield? You know the old adage, "What comes around, goes around."
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