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Politicians Can Lose Touch--Even Locally

Rick517 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:57 PM
Mercer Island school district has 4,000 students. 200 Million dollars is $50,000 each! What were they thinking?!

The suburban town in which I live recently shocked the political establishment in a public vote on new school bonds for $200,000,000. The officials wanted to tear down all five local schools, replacing totally functional 30-year-old buildings with high-tech, cutting edge “green” facilities.


Every politician in the area—Republicans as well as Democrats—backed the new borrowing and our community, proud of its top-ranked schools, had always approved previous calls to boost...