Thousands of my neighbors squeezed into local elementary schools to vote down a bond issue that would have built new schools and made existing schools safe for the children in this fast-growing community ("$495M Jordan school bond loses big in Tuesday election," Tribune, Nov. 5). Who are these people?
My wife and I live on Social Security, so every penny is budgeted. We have no children or grandchildren in South Jordan. But I voted for the school bond for the sake of my neighbor's children because their future is worth at least $300 to me. I look around and see all the things I've spent $300 on and shake my head. What's more important than a child's education?
Who are these people who so vigorously voted down a local school bond in a state that is last in the nation in educational spending? Childless couples? Elderly folks on limited budgets? Out-of-work families? Parents of kids in private schools?
There are not enough of these to have defeated this bond so soundly. This is a very prosperous community with big homes, big families, low unemployment, and lots of stick figures of children in the back windows of vans. I wonder how any community could so selfishly vote against their own children. Who are these people?