Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

TACOMA: Our children deserve the best

Letter by Joyce Carl, Tacoma on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:40 am | No Comments »
January 31, 2013 1:39 pm

While watching “Northwest Now” I was dismayed by the negative attitude and arguments by opponents of Tacoma’s school bond, Proposition 1. Our community hasn’t supported such an effort since 2001, and a majority of our schools have not had this type of an investment in them in a quarter century.

To be successful, our teachers and students must have the resources and tools they need in the classroom. But research shows that our kids also excel when they are in a safe, secure, clean and bright learning environment.

Considering the amount of time our children spend at school, they deserve the best we can give them. Children are the most important resource we have and we must invest in them and their schools. We are all in this together, so it is time to step up for our kids.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.