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February 21, 2013
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LETTER: Property taxes not well spent?

So we received our property taxes, and we noticed that over half of them go to District 51.

I have a hard time shelling out that money to a group of people that are not giving the kids a well rounded education. I know a few teachers that don't want to send their own children into the valley's school district.

My wife and I don't have kids so we have to go on feedback from our friends and family. Are we paying for the unfunded PERA for the unionized teachers? Why can't we choose to send our taxes to charter schools that may be churning out better-taught kids? I have not read anything more in our local news as to the state's fix for that estimated $21 billion goof. Seriously, looking at our state and the issues in our nation, if this is what higher education gets us, I think they all overpaid and "We the People" are paying the price.

Mike Parker


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