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May 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Budget cuts in education

Creating tomorrow’s leaders isn’t free
As a senior, I am due to finish my high-school career in a number of weeks. After 12 years of schooling, I am on to a university. I was blessed with great teachers every year, but there is something I wish to address.
There have been such significant budget cuts recently, and while the whole state is feeling the stress of the country’s deficit, I am curious as to why it is the education system that has received such significant cuts [“Helping high-school students navigate the next step,” Opinion, May 17].
There is so much talk of “creating tomorrow’s leaders,” but how are we to create leaders if our school districts are struggling to keep their heads above water?
While we are arguably the most powerful nation in the world, we are ranked 17th for education. If we want to continue to hold the role as a powerful, successful nation, we need to start from the bottom and create a better education system, which will inevitably improve the productivity and strength of the nation, as children would be better equipped to create a bright future for our country.
Kelsey Pape, Oak Harbor

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