Enclosed please find an article written by April, a friend of mine, for our local paper, in which she takes to task the superintendent from the school district I graduated from for a fairly unwise statement he made:

“Our residents know their property values are closely tied to our schools’ reputations. Who wants to buy a home in a school district that offers only math, science, English and social studies?”  

Now you know I am generally in favor of public schools and the (sometimes increased) funding thereof. But there are better reasons than this.