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Why 3E? Because our children deserve better

Dear Editor:

We are truly blessed to live in this state and particularly in the Roaring Fork Valley. As parents of four children, we want our kids and their friends to have the same opportunity we have had – to live and work in the most beautiful, vibrant, and enriching community possible.

If we don’t provide our children with a quality education, our community values and attributes will be severely compromised. Prior to the state budget cuts, our public education funding ranked 40th in the country on a per pupil basis. Since then, budgets have been cut by an additional $375 million. We already spend $2,000 less per student than the average school in the U.S. Nothing about our community is below average; our children deserve more.

Vote yes on 3E.

Mike and Laura Kaplan

Aspen