Tuesday , 17 October 2017

Maria Lucé: Misinformation, Mystery and the TRE

Maria_LuceFacts empower.  Fake does not.

Let’s take the mystery out of the T.R.E.

Get the facts — not the fabrication.

Forget the hype — Dismiss the hysteria.

Forget misconception.

Forget misinformation.

Forget misunderstandings.

BUT DON’T FORGET OUR KIDS.

Here’s what you need to know…

As a parent, what’s one of the most important things you can impart on your children?

To me, along with love, faith, integrity and character is: EDUCATION.

It’s one of THE single MOST EMPOWERING elements we can offer our children.

And that stands to be comprised.

How can YOU EMPOWER YOURSELF as a PARENT? Inform and Educate yourself in issues.  Especially when the hype and misinformation are swirling around like the winds from an F-5 Tornado!

Having spent years as a broadcast journalist, reporter and anchor in television news, my job is to present the facts of a story. To present both sides of an argument and stay objective. To gather as much information as possible and remain neutral in presenting the story. Part of journalism — as a professional writer and storyteller — includes gathering information from various sources, reviewing it, analyzing it and using critical thinking to disseminate and deliver that information to you.

And as THE EMPOWERED MOM, I utilize those same skill and techniques. My job takes all my years training, skills, expertise and education — and helps inform you so YOU can EMPOWER YOURSELF and thereby, EMPOWER your KIDS!

But I also get the opportunity to express my EDUCATED OPINION on matters.

Like the TRE.

The TRE is the Tax Ratification Election coming up in our community.  (Early voting is happening now.) But so much Improper, Ill-Informed and Flat-Out INCORRECT information is swirling,  it’s making a giant sucking sound that’s very well may be the future of both our community and our children’s future.

UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION to PREVENT that from happening by VOTING YES for TRE!

vote yes

Take a critical look at the misconceptions based on fact –Like this from Curtis Rippee, President of the McKinneyISD Board of Trustees. Don’t make your decision based on here-say.

Analyze what’s stands in the balance and what stands to be LOST. The scales are NOT the same.  We all lose: the kids; quality of education, our property values, and our community.

There are some groups AGAINST this and promoting, frankly, propaganda. You may have seen these signs:

vote no

Here’s the problem with that: It’s not just raising taxes; it’s about raising the quality of our community, our schools and our kids’ lives!

We all have a right to our own opinion.  I have mine on this — and many others have differing ones.

But if you have NOT informed yourself in the matter or aren’t clear on the ramifications of this, you truly NEED TO GET WITH IT!

TownSquareBuzz.com has done an EXCELLENT job of covering this topic and presenting both sides of the topic — as have many of our community leaders, parents, administrators and fellow citizens.

You take a look for yourself.  GET INFORMED WITH FACTS.

Take the time and find out more for yourself – here’s a presentation for you to take a look that includes facts,  not opinion.

And if video is more your style – you can check out this video post by Dr. J.D. Kennedy, Superintendent of McKinney ISD.

There’s been several BRILLIANT, INFORMED and WELL-EDUCATED, WELL-INFORMED people that have taken the time to help explain what’s at stake.

Some have been in favor; some are against.

And the latter? Well, they’re wrong on this matter.

MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOUR KIDS by VOTING YES to TRE.

WAKE UP people – do the RIGHT THING for our city, our schools – and MOSTLY, your KIDS!

VOTE FOR OUR KIDS!

Maria is a veteran of TV broadcast news and founded The Empowered Mom, mentoring, coaching and inspiring fellow savvy business owners and MOMpreneurs. She also owns the communications and public relations company, Luce Media, LLC. Watch for her feature columns regularly on TSB.

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