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Your Views: Economic worries are a good reason to vote yes on tax
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As a graduate of Gainesville City Schools and now a mother with children following my own footsteps in our local schools, I wanted to express my support for continuation of the one-penny education sales tax.

I want for my children, as well as all the children of Gainesville and Hall County, the highest quality educational facilities and instructional tools to ensure their brightest future. Because they deserve to walk the halls of a school like Fair Street Elementary that is not leaking from the roof or sinking at the floor. Because they deserve access to the same technology provided to kids at other schools outside our community.

Some seem to believe that now is not a good time to extend the education sales tax because of the economy. I respectfully disagree. In my view, this difficult economy is all the more reason to demonstrate where our true priorities line up by publicly reaffirming our responsibility to the next generation with a "yes" vote Tuesday.

Jeannine Callahan