Monday, June 10, 2013
Skagit Bridge is Falling Down
Between Seattle and the Canadian border, I-5 crosses several rivers. Our system of bridges keeps transit and tourists moving. Thursday evening before Memorial Day weekend, one of those bridges collapsed. My brother-in-law, who works for the Department of Transportation's bridge division was hoping that politicians wouldn't use this as a photo op, but instead let the experts fix the problem.
I can't help but relate to this sentiment when it comes to education. Yes, we rely on tax money to fund our schools. That doesn't make our legislators experts on education, anymore than they are experts on bridge design.