[I]t's a cheap heart tugging trick to say "it's for the children" .... [The] whole "education is the most important thing" motto was way wrong and arrogant, to boot. How many people could look face to face with a firefighter or policeman and tell THEM that education was more important than protecting life and limb?
- - Substitute Metro School Board member Kay Brooks reflecting on the September 13, 2005 sales tax referendum
Educating children is the most important thing that we as a people can do, and I think that the long term solution to crime reduction and abatement is education. So I am all for education .... This referendum is something I am very in favor of ... to give education opportunities to children is something that I believe in.
- - Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas reflecting on the September 13, 2005 sales tax referendum