- Business notebook: Cape native goes from farm to mobile-food operation (3/20/17)1
- Three out, including city administrator, at Scott City; two resigned, one fired (3/16/17)1
- Several tournaments already booked at Sportsplex (3/16/17)6
- Legal discrimination complaint, ethics complaint filed in Scott City government (3/22/17)10
- Former Scott City administrator: 'I was forced to resign' (3/21/17)6
- Cairo man pleads guilty to bank murders (3/17/17)1
- Two people found dead in Advance house fire (3/21/17)
- Triplett manslaughter case set for July 2018 (3/21/17)2
- Two local lawmakers back charter school bill; Perryville lawmaker objects to measure (3/19/17)20
- Two Cape men charged with second-degree murder of Grandi (3/21/17)2
Cairo's schools adequate; city is overtaxed
To the editor:
I grew up in Cairo, Ill., and graduated from Cairo High School in 1960. The schools you mention in your Jan. 25 article concerning the school bond issue are not over 100 years old. In fact, two of them are under 50 years old, Emerson and Bennett. My mother still lives in Cairo, and her taxes are exorbitant. The citizens of that town are way overtaxed now and certainly don't need any more. And as for new schools, the ones they currently have are quite adequate. New schools will not increase the students' test scores. Only more help from the parents will accomplish that.
SUSAN H. BRYANT
East Prairie, Mo.