To often when we talk about school referendums here in Delaware, the conversation divorces funding from the people whom the funding ultimately supports. It becomes a “thing”, and a personal one. Money. We tend not to fully translate the effects of funding cuts to the impact it has on people in our schools. People who live and breathe Colonial School District and the work it does lost their jobs. THOSE are the kind of people our schools need.
Colonial has tagged the referendum with a theme of “WE invest”, pitching it as an investment in our collective future, and they are absolutely spot on. This is a discussion I had many times over during Christina’s campaigns, funding schools is an investment. You’re not looking for short-term profit, we’re looking for long term benefits.