After reading the Richmond Times-Dispatch's April 13, 2015 front-page story about a report to be presented at the School Board meeting that same night detailing the high cost of repairing and maintaining the City of Richmond's public schools, a friend sent the following comment:
"BUT... But, he cautioned, any short-term economic project like baseball (he said this as we looked out a window overlooking a multimillion dollar renovation to his 18-year-old stadium) is all for naught if a community won't invest in education. K-12 education, he said, may not be why businesses locate in your city. And it's why they become your community rather than a temporary resident. It's why they stay."