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Readers React: School taxes are too hard on senior citizens

I read with great interest this morning the op-ed by state Sen. Mike Folmer. He had a lot of good ideas for alternative school funding and the ultimate dissolution of the real estate tax as the main source of revenue.In the recent election, a group of us voters in the Orefield, Schnecksville and Ballietsville area, in protest, did not vote for any of the Parkland School Board directors because of their stand on continuing the school real estate tax. This is ultimately an unsustainable way to fund the education system. Easy for the school boards/hard on the taxpayers, especially the senior citizens. There isn’t a day that goes by that there isn’t a letter in The Morning Call complaining about taxes, so this debate is not going away.The rebuttal from the Parkland administration is that we have one of the lowest millage rates. Great. So my home is worth more but I’m penalized by higher taxes.Bob JohnsonUpper Macungie TownshipThe Morning Call encourages community dialogue on important issues. Submit a letter to the editor here or email @McallOpinion on Twitter and The Morning Call on Facebook.
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