Sunday, May 15, 2005

Lt. John Finn

The wife of Lt. John Finn has written a piece that is in the Times Union today. I think its something everyone should read. I would like to say thanks to Maura McNulty-Finn for writing it. Here is just one paragraph:

"Every city and town in our country has neighborhoods where people live in poverty and despair. We expect our under-funded educational system to solve all kinds of social ills, and then blame the schools when they inevitably fail. The real problem is that we, as a nation, have failed to invest in what matters most: excellent schools for all children, good medical care for everybody, sufficient housing stock, a climate that is stable enough to support our progeny, jobs that pay enough to support a family. Instead, we have an annual military budget that is about equal to what the rest of the world spends combined."