Northwest NEWS

January 24, 2000

Editorial

The answer is up to voters

   Technology did not fail us in Y2K. Let's not fail our kids by denying them the technology support they deserve in the year 2000. The way Riverview School District, and the whole Snoqualmie Valley, will be viewed in the future hinges on our commitment to the Technology Levy now.

   An investment in technology ensures that our future generation is not left in the past. After all, computers are not just an extracurricular activity in school. They are essential to our current education and future career opportunities.

   Computers link kids in the Valley to resources around the world. Technology is an equalizer, making it possible for students from all walks of life to strive for any career path they choose. More importantly, it gives rural kids the competitive edge they need to get ahead in today's technological age.

   How well-educated and employed will our future Valley residents become? With the Technology Levy in question, the answer is up to us.

Brenda Asheim, Carnation