Every year around tax and budget time, there are many letters in the Gazette-Journal’s Readers Write section expressing dismay, displeasure and despair about the increases and decreases and so on. This year, the letters are lengthy and informative with figures, percentages, comparisons and are well written. The writers have done their homework. They are serious letters, as are the topics. However, after reading them, I feel there’s still something to be said about education and taxes.
Having taught sixth grade in Mathews County for 27 years, I see my students everywhere and most have done well and are taking care of me now. Sometimes when things would get a little wild, I’d give my kids a little pep talk to get things back on track. "Work hard in school and do well, because one day you’ll be taking care of me!" (At the time, I didn’t realize what good advice that was for both them and me.)
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