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BUDGET CUTS: Education, culture are low priority

Letter by Ksenija Simic-Muller, Tacoma on Jan. 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm with No Comments »
January 19, 2011 10:42 am

How depressing to read (TNT, 1-16) about two libraries closing at the end of the month and Foss High School possibly closing in the fall.

What’s next? When money is tight, it has become expected that the first things to go will be funding for education and culture; they do not seem to be a priority in this society. We have school closures, library closures and possibly museum closures to look forward in the near future.

I suppose that those who voted against all possible taxes in the last election have no use for schools, libraries and museums. Still, I hope that the state learns to appreciate their value more before it’s too late, preferably before the last public library is gone.

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