Ed­u­ca­tion af­fects ev­ery­one; how do you show sup­port for ed­u­ca­tion for all?

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

To the Edi­tor: As we con­clude a his­toric elec­tion that has the United States count­ing on youth to take ac­tion now more than ever, I would like to share my ex­pe­ri­ence with a woman who has sup­ported ed­u­ca­tion and put her faith in the youth of our com­mu­nity for years.”

On an af­ter­noon in May, I parked my car out­side the West Ch­ester His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. After walk­ing into a large room full of round ta­bles, ten seats at each one, I be­gan help­ing the Mayor set up for a new event- a cre­ative one that in­tended to en­cour­age table talk. Soon enough peo­ple came pour­ing in one after the other, find­ing them­selves sit­ting next to neigh­bors and friends and strangers. As Mayor Carolyn Comitta in­tro­duced the event and her rea­son­ing be­hind it - to build a stronger, more grass­roots driven, and co­he­sive town where the gov­er­nance lis­tens di­rectly to the peo­ple - I felt joy flow through my whole body. I wanted to get up and ap­plaud her right then and there while also spew­ing the ideas I had. But I sat qui­etly.

One by one as ques­tions were posed and dis­cus­sions were had, com­mu­nity mem­bers stood up and voiced their opin­ions. I knew I had some con­ver­sa­tion start­ing

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