Letter: Stop using property tax to fund school systems




To the editor:

Martin Schram’s recent column on Jan. 28 regarding education as our No. 1 priority should be affirmed by every American, young and old. Over and over I hear the words, “Our youth is our future.”

Indiana could lead the way eliminating the outdated and unfair method of funding our public schools — property taxes. The current hammerlock of property tax caps and absence of other alternatives to provide the necessary funds is rapidly degrading our public schools.

Meanwhile, the legislature hands out funds through vouchers to further demean the public schools; and, voters rebel against more property taxes. This disparity puts all our students and teachers in a Catch 22, and I believe it flies in the face of the Indiana Constitution.

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