I take offense to Edward Myers’ letter concerning the financing of our schools. Our forefathers provided a third branch of government for a reason. We can be thankful the Supreme Court was there to step in when our Legislature repeatedly failed to provide sufficient funds for our public schools. By law it is the duty of our state to finance quality education for the public school system. The state failed in its duty. The Supreme Court has ordered that failure corrected.

Lord help the children of the many if that protection is removed. I thank both Tim Hodge and Don Schroeder for being the kind of representatives those forefathers envisioned.

— Beth Vannatta, Halstead