To the editor:
The education of our youth appears to be a low priority, if any priority, for our Kansas governor. Yet, to ignore the education of our youth is to sentence them to a life of slavery. Yes, slavery, the slavery of ignorance. Not having a good education in today’s society will limit — no, it will eliminate — the future success of our Kansas youth and, in turn, stifle the technological growth and job creation of the state.
The youth of the state will not be able to compete in the rapidly changing technology of the world. With the Kansas governor and Legislature wanting to redefine what is required for an adequate education, changing science standards to be in line with medieval standards will result in our Kansas youth being under-educated and non-competitive.
Companies will locate only where the population is educated in the most current technology. If for no other reason, the governor should set education as a No. 1 priority for job growth, and not think of education as an obstruction in his goal of the total elimination of taxes.