Billions for Iraq, billions for Afghanistan, millions now for Ukraine, millions upon millions for nations all around the world, but the federal government does not have $50,000 to allow our high school to start a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Crete/Monee 210U.
In fact, our high school has been on a waiting list for over seven years with the same answer each year from the Department of Defense: Budget constraints will not allow us to fund a start-up JROTC program at your high school.
Appeals to our federal level elected officials for help in making this happen have produced not a dime.
JROTC will teach discipline, respect, responsibility and a multitude of core values for our youths. This program has parental support as well as kids' support in 201U.
In November, I hope our voters remember our incumbents from both parties could not help our own kids when they all profess to be champions for our kids and public education and ask for your vote.
- Michael D. Turay, Crete