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Funding for computer training should be a priority

I had a real eye-opener recently. I went to a two-hour class at Pleasant Valley School for the Grass Valley Mac computer class, a specialty class we often do for our members. The classroom was first-class.

I counted 40 iMac computers in the classroom, including one very large one for the teacher.

This school on Pleasant Valley Road was for grades four through eight. I was told that the students would have to take a typing class prior to this class, which made sense.

The instructor said she had been teaching this class for 10 years. This coming year she would be teaching a class other than computers, with budget cuts.

Just imagine how it would help one out in life, learning computers in the fourth grade. Something that would help you out with all your various different classes.

Here is what really threw me off. This computer class, which the teacher also ran in the adjoining library, is to be discontinued as of this year for lack of funds.

Not a day goes by that we don’t read about programs being discontinued from lack of funds. We can spend $500 billion on this Iraq war. Give out far more then this on foreign aid.

Come on, folks, wake up and let’s end this Iraq war and trying to take care of the rest of the world and take care of those of us at home. These children are our future generation that we are allowing to take second place.

Russ Bebout

Grass Valley

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