The article titled "Will Warren mend its fences?" provided an insight into why some people voted no and how long the hard feelings will last. The answers are in the closing paragraphs where a man explains that since 2008, when two schools were closed, there has been "anger and bitterness." Many people are still bitter. In the area where the schools were closed, the most recent vote on the levy was 308 no, and only 80 yes. Apparently, three years of bitterness is not long enough.
It's not in the interest of the these no voters to mend fences and give up the very useful tool of "anger and bitterness." Instead these no voters would rather send their children and grandchildren into classrooms with no windows, no air-circulation, no sunlight, and indoor gutters, for six hours a day, 174 days a year! Now because of their own admitted bitterness another school district will get the tobacco settlement money to build modern schools!
I praise the wonderful teachers in the school district and I praise those who worked to pass the levy. I also praise the previous generation that was willing to sacrifice so their children could have the best education possible and, in turn, a better life.
Maybe someday some of these bitter no voters will decide they are not angry and bitter anymore and Warren will have new schools. Or, maybe this same bitterness will be instilled in their children and grandchildren.