Open Forum: When did we stop caring?
When did we stop caring about our kids? When did we stop trying to make our community a better place in which to live? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself after listening to people. We have an opportunity as a community, to make the Brainerd/Baxter area a better place for all of us. It starts with ensuring that our children are getting a quality education with a wide variety of programs and teacher to student ratios that allow all students to learn and grow. It is no secret that a quality school district is extremely important for a community to attract new businesses, as well as doctors and other professionals. A quality school district is integral to a healthy community.
Some would make this referendum about teachers. How sad. This is not about teachers; it’s about our kids, our community, and about making our country better as well. If you have ever held a job, you probably owe your teachers a debt of thanks for the skills you learned in school.