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Local school still dealing with repairs

Published: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

In the Oct. 25 paper, it was so clear how different each school system can be. My former high school in Wheeling has started teaching nanotechnology, while Dixon is still trying to cope with aging buildings, the same thing I’ve heard over and over again during the 20-plus years I’ve lived here.

First, people need to know that the school systems need a steady base, which you don’t have here. A steady base includes business growth and wealth, and wealth is the influx of new money, not just the recycling of current money.

Also, people choose schools based on what and how they teach, not that it’s new and pretty. If that was the case, our high school, which is so pretty along the Rock River, would have tons of new enrollees. 

So until the leaders can get growth and wealth into our town, we can never be the best I know we can be. Sorry, Dukes; go Wheeling Wildcats.

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