Letter to the editor:
On Tuesday, the Columbus community faces an important choice on Issues 50 and 51. The decision is simple: we must invest in the future of not only Columbus, but also its children. Each student deserves a quality education, and unfortunately, maintaining the status quo does not grant that luxury. The students in Columbus City Schools deserve the opportunity to attend Ohio State, receive a technical degree, or to go confidently into the workforce. This levy is about the potential of our community and what it can be if we make prudent investments in our schools.
Why are students supporting this levy? At OSU, we see the progress Columbus has made and recognize the promise of a career in Columbus. That is why Buckeyes for New Columbus Schools has been established, to permit OSU students to become engaged in efforts to support the levy. As OSU students, we are part of the lifeblood of Columbus and wish to give students in Columbus City Schools the same opportunities we have been given. We ask you to pay it forward to our schools and our community and vote ‘yes’ on Issues 50 and 51.
On Oct. 25, the Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly approved a resolution support for Issues 50 & 51 with no ‘nay’ votes.
Chairman of Buckeyes for New Columbus Schools
Fourth-year in public affairs