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Letter: Cover senior community along with schools

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To the editor:

It used to be in the 1960s and 1970s, Indiana school districts hired informational specialists to get the stories out about local schools. Education, so it seems, was dull and uninteresting.

However, The Daily Journal does an excellent job of covering our schools today. There is no need for public relations or informational specialists to tell what goes on between teacher and child. At times there are two and even three stories about education on page 1.

Being a retiree, however, I believe there is overkill in current coverage of schools. Your loyal readers, for the most part, are senior citizens (55 and older) and wonder why that over half of property taxes pay for local public schools. Since Christianity has been taken out of public schools, more children are going to private Christian schools, while their parents pay the expense on top of their property taxes. Such children seek Christian exposure in a disciplined setting in the classroom.

It’s good to see classrooms covered as well as athletic fields and gyms. It was long overdue.

Could we have more local news and activities regarding the senior community?

Mike Alexander


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