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June 4, 2014

Letter: Children's education is worth the tax dollars

To the editor:

After Raymond Tobey’s letter opposing the construction of a new school in the Bradford side of Haverhill, the only comment I had was shame on him.

I, too, am a lifelong resident of Haverhill and spent most of my earlier years in Haverhill. However, after marriage, we moved to Bradford around l965-1966. At that time, we had new school proposals for Haverhill such as Whittier, Concord and Consentino. I never read any opposition to the new “middle schools” because there wasn’t any.

Most intelligent, taxpaying residents realize two very important aspects of housing students in suitable educational institutions: Suitable class sizes allow teachers to prepare and complete full course studies. And a suitable environment and atmosphere for our children results in a better learning development.

Let us not worry about a few extra tax dollars. Let us worry that our children obtain a great education because our children will be the foundation of our country’s direction.

Ronald DArcangelo

Bradford

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