Perhaps the real problem in our schools is not who pays for the school, but rather what each of us are truly willing to commit so our children might receive the best possible education. Call me simplistic, but complaining, name-calling and vicious attacks will never improve the education of our most precious resource. When it's all over, let's each do something to make things better for all students, regardless of the outcome of the vote.

Richard Tate

Joplin, Mo.