Aaron Mudd’s June 29 article, “WKU braces for pension rate hike,” highlights Frankfort’s failure to properly fund and manage state pensions.

Unfortunately, elected officials have turned their back on education in other ways. For the last decade, state investment in our universities has plummeted, resulting in punishing tuition hikes few families can afford.

Many students are left with two choices: drop out or take on punishing debt. Such a state of affairs encourages our best and brightest to leave and discourages outside investment.

This will only stop when parents demand change in Frankfort.

Alex Poole

Bowling Green

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