Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • April 15, 2009 ������������������� If you ever wondered if your investment in Wyckoff public schools was worth it, ������������������������������������������������ Harvard Tulane Princeton Cornell NYU Georgetown West Point Ramapo University of Pennsylvania Franklin & Marshall Villanova Hahnemann Medical School ������������������������������������������� Teachers Doctors Federal court judges Superior court judge Economists Veterinarians Attorneys Orthopedic surgeons Editors Bio-engineers EMTs Plastic surgeons And coach of Rutgers football team! �������������� ������������� ������������ ������������ � ������������������ � ������������������� �� ����������������� ���� � � ������������� � ������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� The Wyckoff Education Association recognizes the impact of great teachers and knows the importance of working collaboratively with the Board of Education to ensure that our schools attract and retain the best teachers. Unfortunately, the state has not paid its fair share to support our public schools. According to the N.J. Department of Education, 88 percent of our district’s revenues come from local taxpayers – that means only 12 percent of our funding comes from the state and federal governments combined! The state’s average contribution to public schools is 36.1 percent and nationally it’s 47.9 percent. It’s time for the state to stop acting like a deadbeat parent and pay its fair share. Our children are our future! A message from the Wyckoff Education Association… People who care about your kids!