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Have You Heard?


School. We can't live without it, but only rarely are we satisfied. With another attempt at improving education on the national agenda, Have You Heard sought out moms and grandmoms at Medford's Easter egg hunt and asked, "What are your hopes for children's education?"

Julie McLinn
White City

I'm in college right now, so I hope there'll be funding for people who can't afford higher education. I hope that they choose to go before they hit 45. That goes for the people in my family, too.

Desaree Hall

My hope is that my son can complete school in the public system without having to buy it elsewhere. We should be able to get a good education without paying extra on top of taxes.

Cheryl Hall
Central Point

I'm hoping that schools bring back their activities again and have five days of school each week. School is not just for education. It's also for learning to get along with people. I've got six grandkids, so for me this is very important.

Lila MacFarlane

I'm hoping my daughter will go to private school, so her education has a religious and moral context. I think public schools should incorporate ethics and morals into education. Parent involvement with discipline would help.

Stephanie Lounsbury

I think they should teach new things each year. When I went, they taught the same things every year and no one wanted to go because it was always the same thing repeated.

Jessica McCoy

I hope for more funding for our children. Lack of funding is denying our children things we had, like the additional programs. I just hope they find a way to make learning more fun, so that our high-school kids want to learn and we reduce our drop-out rate.

Beckie Figueroa

I have eight kids, so education is really important. I want responsible teachers who are there to teach the kids. They need to know their subject, and they also need to know how to teach it, especially from junior high down. One teacher who doesn't know how to teach can really damage children's self-esteem.

Tasha Gasche

I hope that school has a lot more to do with actual education. It's more of a social thing these days. I wish schooling was more important to government. Right now, that's more about war and foreign policy. Education should be No. 1.

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