I know they care about our children or they wouldn't take the time for public service, and I wish them well. I simply wish there were an election because it is only through lively debate that we truly determine the importance of the issues we are facing. It is only through lively debate that our candidates are forced to show us where they stand and must be held accountable for the promises that they make.
Candidates Susan Bowers and Nikki Capshaw truly helped make the last school board election one that generated thoughtful discussion on what is best for our children. Our community benefited from their campaigns.
Our schools are facing many critically important challenges, from declining enrollment — and in some cases, declining test scores — to upgrading technical equipment in the classrooms so our students have the best environments for learning.