How much goes to future construction?


To the Editor:

I just now took the opportunity to read the letters to the editor in the Oct. 14 edition of The Wilson Post. It was nice to see both sides of the school funding issue reported fairly and without bias. Good job, Wilson Post, news that we can use to form an educated opinion with.

I would like to comment on both sides of the issue. First, those of us who voted No on the tax increase are for better education. The second applies to both sides and I have heard it many times over the years. “Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure.” All of us can use numbers to support our causes as we wish.

The real issue with a new school is as Mr. Bernie Ash (District 23 Wilson County commissioner) “is the economy.” I personally have not heard of the county cutting all funding of non-profit organizations, and informing us of the savings. (Non-profits are tax free; that is our donation.)

My question to those for the taxation is how much of our hard earned money has been given away annually instead of investing in the future construction fund? Are we now planning for the renovations to the two new Mt. Juliet high schools?

I also believe that a great education starts at home with a mother and father actively involved. Yes, it is nice that we can hire teachers to extend our scope of knowledge. We, as parents, if we like it or not, do more to further our children’s place in life than any building.

Just a thought

Jack Reynolds Lebanon

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