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Cathy Budzielek, Fargo , Published March 03 2013

Letter: Not convinced by Sen. Andrist

Sen. John M. Andrist, R-Crosby, N.D.: I was pleased to read on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that the House Education Committee is “poised to substantially increase K-12 funding well above the $1 billion funding level of two years ago. That’s a lot of milk.” So from his statement I can only assume that he is now on board that all children in grade school, some at our state’s expense and support, will now be having a milk break.

I was also happy to discover that he, as well as “one member,” play such an active role in our North Dakota schools. I surmised this when he commented on those students who participate in the hot-lunch program. “One member said they don’t particularly covet, and won’t even drink, a third glass in between.” Boy, that must make that “one member’s” blood curdle to see all that milk go to waste.

But somehow, after having read his opinion piece, it seems to me that somewhere along the line Andrist has forgotten what it’s like to be a child. Oh, sorry his feelings were hurt when The Forum called the decision by the Legislature to be “stingy, mean and tone deaf.”