Letter to the Editor

Vote will affect today's students

Friday, November 5, 2004

To the editor:

I am disappointed the Jackson school bond election failed. I attribute it to the "What's in it for me?" attitude that is rampant in our society. Do people not realize that the children who are being educated right now are the future of our country? They are the future physicians, teachers, politicians and parents of generations to come. They will someday be taking care of us. What's in it for you? How about a safe, secure and productive community in our future?

Furthermore, I feel very bad for the students in the district. Many of them were involved and aware of the bond issue. A clear message has been sent that they are just not important. I feel this is very wrong.

ELIZABETH GRAY, Jackson