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The United States is $22 trillion in debt.

The richest corporation in the world pays no taxes? Jared Kushner is estimated to be worth $900 million, and he pays no taxes? President Donald Trump pays no taxes?

Man-made climate change continues to make the planet less habitable.

President Trump has a 45 percent approval rating; 45 percent of U.S. citizens continue to like what he is doing even though they are heavily taxed. Citizens approve of the unfair tax breaks for the very rich and government inaction on national emergencies such as climate change, gun violence, a crumbling infrastructure and the lack of affordable health care.

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The richest people cheat and get their kids into the best schools. And $41 million is a lot of taxes for a new Baraboo middle school which ignores solar energy and the need for renewable energy on our planet.

What kind of uneducated citizens are we turning out?

As a teacher, I am ashamed that for decades our schools have not taught critical thinking, social tolerance and the importance of putting the planet first.

Daniel Holzman, Baraboo 

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