GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

December 20, 2012

Letter: Investing in our children's future


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — To the editor:

Economic performance depends heavily on having an educated work force. Yet we are cutting education budgets everywhere.

The U.S. has slipped to fourth place in post high school education per capita, barely ahead of New Zealand and South Korea. Instead of investing in our future, we are squandering our wealth on a dysfunctional health care system, providing obscene wealth to the super-rich, indulging in supporting a bloated military to engage in useless wars and living beyond our income.

As still the richest country in the world, we have the means to invest in our children’s future.

Why aren’t we doing it?

MILT LAUENSTEIN

Gloucester and Exeter, N.H.