Education is a public good that assures an informed citizenry for our economic well-being and community vitality. These goals put the public into public education. If we fail to deliver on these goals, we all suffer the consequences. It’s why Robert Putnam’s reference to our kids is so correct: The future of our communities and our economic well-being is dependent on public education shaping an informed citizenry. It’s why government at every level plays a role in educating its citizens and our kids.

Jay Kahn of Keene represents District 10 in the N.H. Senate and is a member of the Senate Education Committee.

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