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Letters to the Editor – May 7, 2013

Vote yes to bond

Dear Editor,

I’m 50 now and ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a social worker. My mom and dad subscribed to National Geographic and I read it from front to back every month. The stories taught me how across the world people needed help in a variety of ways. From that point forward, I knew I wanted to be a helper of society as a whole.

So, I got my degree and eventually was a social worker for the Texas Department of Human Services where I served hundreds of people in need. They were in dire need of food, housing, medical care, and of work. And they lived in Weatherford. A lot of my clients were people who were in poverty due to circumstances; they were in a car accident or had cancer and their resources were gone. Many just did not possess the education or marketable skills that were necessary to support and sustain a family. For seven years, I served people in need.

But I wasn’t helping the bigger issue. The part that could help prevent the poverty. The part that could positively impact people for life. And that is education. So, I went back to school and altered my journey to help children because this is where I can affect change. Affect change where our family, friend’s and neighbor’s children can learn skills that are marketable in today’s world. I truly have dedicated my career in education to helping our society. When we know that our future and our children’s future are at stake, why is there a question of how to vote?

This bond will provide our students opportunities that allow them to thrive and enrich their learning opportunities, which in turn allows them to become contributing members to their family and to society. And isn’t that what we all want of our children, our grandchildren and ourselves to come?

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