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Reason to vote for Federal Way school levy sounds like blackmail | Letter
Having read Angela Worcester’s piece, “Four reasons to renew levy,” I am enraged by one of her reasons.
Ms. Worcester says that if we don’t, they will most likely come back with a second attempt in the spring that will cost “upwards of $200,000.” Is this really a valid reason to vote for something you don’t believe in? Sounds like a threat or perhaps blackmail.
Furthermore, she does not address the concerns mentioned in the exact same space a week ago. Mr. Jarvis brought to the forefront some valid concerns.
The one that resonated most with me is rewarding a superintendent, who has brought about no substantial improvements in test scores, yet is rewarded with an outrageous raise. I am still sitting on the fence on the levy issue and Ms. Worcester has done very little to persuade me to vote yes. Perhaps quite the opposite.
Gary Goldstein, Federal Way