By Beth David, Editor
Just a few more days left before the most painful election I can remember is over.
Thank heavens. I’ve already said how I’m going to vote, although I don’t know how it can even be a question. How anyone can vote for the Republican nominee is beyond me, especially women. It is just so disheartening to know that women’s rights, gay rights, and immigrant rights are so expendable just because people think they’ll get a little more in their pockets; which I doubt, by the way.
But…it’s your vote. Use it as you wish.
You can vote early through Friday, but you should contact your town clerk or city elections commission to find out where. Not all polls are open yet. Tuesday, 11/8, is election day and all polling stations will be open, so you go to your regular spot then.
Now, about those ballot questions.
I was going to do a story on them, but, ah well…you can all read for yourselves what the arguments are. You got the little booklet same as I did.
I am SOOOOOO excited to be able to vote to legalize pot. I consider it one of the greatest failings of the Baby Boomers that marijuana is still illegal. That was, of course, one of Ronald (and Nancy) Reagan’s favorite intrusions into our lives. Just say no…remember?
JUST SAY YES!!!!! YES, YES, YES!!!!
Yippeee….It’s about time.
The charter school thing is a bit of a curiosity, though, isn’t it?
Our governor is all over the airwaves touting it, saying it’s a great idea. Imagine your child is in a failing school, he says.
Who is supposed to be making sure our schools are NOT failing?
Governor Baker should be ashamed of himself, talking about failing schools when he is in a position to stop them from failing. Instead, he wants to outsource it. Some charters are nonprofits, but some are for-profits, too. That is NOT how public education should work.
The state is shirking its responsibility by leaving students trapped in failing schools, letting a small percentage out to the charters.
It burns me like crazy to see our governor saying we have underperforming schools. He should get off his duff and fix the underperforming schools. Not ALL kids can go to a charter school, by definition. The state should be advocating for ALL students, not just the lucky few.
So, guess you know how I’ll be voting on that one, huh?
We have all kinds of good stuff in this issue, lots of pictures of ghouls and cuties.
I truly hope you all had a great Halloween.
Until next week then…see ya,
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