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Education trumps Trump

In a system of government where our leaders are elected (mostly) by popular vote, what happens when the electorate becomes ill-informed? What happens when, for years, funding is taken away from education, when civic responsibility and critical thinking skills are replaced in our curriculum by teaching to standardized tests? What happens as class sizes become larger and more and more children graduate without the skills they need to succeed in society? What happens when children aren’t exposed to formal education until after age 5?

Oh, Donald, you are the living punch line to a dark and terrible joke that has been generations in the making. I only hope “your” party, particularly Ted and Marco, really appreciate the black humor.

Investing in our children’s education is possibly the best investment we can make. Numerous studies are showing that investing in early childhood education results in children who, on average, make more money over their lifetime and use less money from social safety net programs.

The phenomenal documentary, “The Raising of America,” discusses these issues, and it can be viewed for free at theraisingofamerica.org. American kids - aren’t they worth a little investment? I think it’s the best cure for the Donalds.

Lynnora Simmons

Spokane


 

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