Terry Dean’s article, “Lincoln Adds Classrooms in D97’s annual plan” [News, Nov. 3], left out some pertinent information. For example, why does District 97 need additional classrooms? Could this be the unintended consequences of full-day kindergarten (free day care) that caused a need for additional classrooms and teachers?

Also, it’s free. Paid for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It is not the dollars we sent to the federal government, it is dollars borrowed from China or just printed. What a great deal. Unfortunately we do pay the wages for someone at District 97 to beg the federal government to send us free money and a whole bureaucracy in Washington to determine who should get free money.

What a great system! Free day care, free money, no one ever has to pay.

John E. Howell
Oak Park

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