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Generational Interdependence


Last updated 1/23/2018 at 9:14am

At the Transylvania County Board of Education meeting last Tuesday evening, local resident Kimsey Jackson said he represented the school board’s “worst nightmare.” Jackson apparently was referring to the fact that he is an 83-year-old retiree on a fixed income with no children or grandchildren in the local school system and that he had been given no reason thus far to vote for the proposed school bond referendum.

School board members, not just here but across the country, are often concerned about retiree support for bond referendums because there is a perception that since retirees...

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