LET Excellence follows education
The Post-Bulletin got it right with its Oct. 9 editorial about how Minnesota's greatness was built on education funding and that we need to improve these investments once again.
I entered grade school in 1969 and am one of the beneficiaries of our state's education investments of the 1970s. Over the years, I have enjoyed a variety of employment opportunities and have been able to change career paths several times thanks to my strong education, my problem-solving skills, my writing skills, etc.
I want today's youth and tomorrow's youth to have the same opportunities I have had. In order to build on Minnesota's excellence in education, we need to elect state representatives who share these values -- people such as Tina Liebling and Kim Norton.
Rochester's current legislators have been focused on tax cuts and spending cuts and have not shown a strong commitment to education. Liebling and Norton both have the support of Minnesota's largest teachers' organization, and Norton's years of experience on the school board will make her an especially effective advocate for our schools. It's all of us who benefit from great schools and from a well-educated work force. Let's vote for change and for progress on Nov. 2.