To the editor:
The Jackson School District earned a well-deserved reputation for setting the standard for quality education. For decades, this reputation has attracted families who understand the value of exceptional schools. A great deal of Jackson's growth and prosperity can be attributed to the quality of our public school system.
Reputation alone will not education our children. I toured the school buildings recently, and I was shocked to see the very crowded conditions and obvious lack of equipment in some areas. Jackson will not continue to attract and retain excellent teachers if these conditions are not addressed.
We must support our students and faculty by providing the necessary facilities and equipment.
JERRY LORBERG, Cape Girardeau