Sometimes it is so frustrating listening to the news and or reading it online. So much divisiveness, anger and ugliness. A blessing for me has been reading the Key Peninsula News. It has become one of my favorite reads because of the quality of the writing and the array of articles.
However, in the July edition, I was so disturbed by a political advertisement that is so misleading and full of manufactured ignorance it made my stomach turn.
“Save Peninsula Schools” was the headline for this ad. As a public school educator, retired after 35 years, I believe critical thinking is perhaps the most important goal of education. An informed electorate is the foundation of all democracy.
My hat is off to the tremendous job our local educators are doing. Don’t let the self-serving GOP lead you to believe they are about critical thinking. Read between the lines of this ad and see the divisiveness and power grab for what it is.
Phil DiGirolamo, Longbranch
Editor’s note: DiGirolamo is married to a KP News board member. The board has no control over editorial content.
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