Letters to the Editor

THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

Vote yes for kids

Ask the children in your life to tell you about their teachers and classrooms and what they’re learning. We listen to the excitement in the stories our grandchildren tell us of what they’re learning, and the activities that reinforce that exciting learning environment. Our children have all grown up in the Spokane schools and been well-prepared for the paths they have chosen.

We’re a family committed to education. My wife is a teacher. Our daughter is teaching in the Spokane system and is dedicated daily to the challenging work of providing a relevant, exciting and stimulating learning environment that meets the needs of today’s children. There’s a reason that Spokane is rated as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance for the fifth consecutive year. Spokane is rated No. 1 for education by Parenting magazine.

We encourage Spokane to continue the support of their schools by renewing the levy support in the coming election. Today it’s our grandchildren who are the beneficiaries of Spokane’s commitment to education. But, in the bigger perspective, we all are the beneficiaries of a strong educational system. Please vote yes for kids.

Bob and Sandy Mansfield

Spokane



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