Honda misses point on importance of school facilities | Letter


• Boilers routinely catch fire, disrupting class time and causing students to miss valuable learning time.

• Temperatures of classrooms are either too hot or too cold.

• Classroom space too small for the number of students.

• No room for students to sit at a desk comfortably.

• Sinking foundations are critical concerns.

• Old roof-drainage system causing brick columns to deteriorate in a school’s walkway.

• Forty-four kindergarten students in one classroom because there is no extra room.

Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell said the school facilities bond measure will not increase the amount of property taxes collected by the district.

I myself do not have children in school, but I don’t like to live with stupid people. I’d much rather they get a good education.

Susan Honda wants to be our mayor, yet she doesn’t think we should fix these problems?? Oh, but she is concerned about the school her daughters attended. She also stated she attended a school over 100 years old in Tacoma but still received a good education. (Just for the record, Stadium High School has certainly been modernized!)

“You don’t need a brand new building to get a good education,” she said.

I am amazed that someone who wants to be our mayor apparently doesn’t understand the value of a good education. Yes, Susan, where you learn does make a difference. Please folks — let’s vote to improve our schools!

Catherine North, Federal Way

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