The School Town of Munster is asking to raise our property taxes. As a Munster resident, homeowner and mother of a preschool child, I am as interested in maintaining a quality school system as anyone else in Munster. Nonetheless, I must vote no.
The problem with Munster school funding is that we are not being treated equitably by the state. It gives far less per-student funding to Munster than almost all other school districts.
The answer to this inequality is not to make Munster citizens more unequal by asking Munster residents to pay even more taxes to fund our children’s education. The answer is to force the state to equitably distribute the tax money it already collects.
The Munster school board, its superintendent and our state legislators should be fighting for the equitable education of our children by challenging the state school funding formula. Unfortunately, they are not.
- Marie Eisenstein, Munster