Letter to editor published in Jessamine Journal 5.9.19

Published 10:14 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Investing in Kentucky’s education

As a teacher in Jessamine County, I’ve been distressed and disappointed with Governor Matt Bevin’s dismissive treatment of educators in Kentucky. The greatest economic investment we can make is the strengthening of our public education system. Kentucky’s future successes or struggles will be defined by today’s policy decisions. Education must be a priority – from early childhood development to helping our kids prepare for and attend college, to adult learning programs for working-class people to acquire new and necessary skills. When Kentucky businesses are empowered with access to a well-trained workforce, opportunities for innovation, and incentives to create high-paying jobs with good benefits, we become competitive on a national and global scale. I’ll be voting in the primary election on May 21 to put an end to the short-sightedness.

Jeff McDonald
Jessamine County

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