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Time to bury old battles

October 28, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

My mother graduated from high school in 1942. People paid taxes for her to go to school. My two brothers graduated from high school in 1962 and 1965, respectively. People paid taxes for them to receive a public education.

I graduated in 1970. Others paid taxes so I could go to school. Our two sons graduated in 1993 and 1995. My husband and I paid taxes for them to go to school. Great-grandparents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins have all paid taxes to educate young people. Our son and daughter-in-law pay taxes to educate their children. If you think you pay high taxes here, move to the big city or to Pennsylvania and see what education will cost you.

None of those I mentioned had to attend a school that was too small to house its students. None attended classes in work-site trailers that are way past their life expectancy with no communication system with the main building, no restrooms and no way to a restroom in the main building except through the inclement weather.

Someone paid taxes to help educate all of you in the Indian Creek, Edison and Buckeye local school districts, as well as the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. Isn't it time you bury the 40-year-old battles and realize that our children are our future. Isn't it time you paid it forward?

Jo Sana Maul


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