To the Editor:

I wanted to take a moment to thank the thousands of volunteers who collected signatures and made phone calls to stand up and be heard when our state voted to cut education by over $800 million while rewarding large corporations with tax loopholes.

It was so disheartening for me to see the number of people who decided to re-elect our representatives and turn their back on education.

Our students will return to a seven-hour day with fewer options for classes and a reduced graduation requirement.

... We were not able to win enough Senate seats to gain a majority. However, we were able to stand up to let those who represent us know we disagreed with the cutting of education and future opportunities of our children. ...

— Sarah Lieske

W13117 Cork St.

To read the entire letter, see the Aug. 18, 2011 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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