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LETTERS: Education is a priority

To the editor:

As a retired college instructor, I support Jerry Karr in his election bid for the 17th state Senate District.

While serving the Kansas Senate, Jerry Karr was instrumental in the passage of the school finance plan that provided smaller school districts, like ours, with needed funding. This plan ensured that all districts were able to provide the same quality of education to our kids.

Now rural schools are once again at risk. Decreasing populations and budget cuts are forcing administrations to consider school closings and teacher layoffs. We cannot let that this happen.

If elected, Jerry Karr will stand up to school cuts. He will fight to keep the doors of our schools open and our teachers employed. As a state senator, he will be a strong advocate for both our schools and our children.

Patricia Cullen Ketchum

Last modified Oct. 27, 2010