Don't overlook the mindset revealed by the "Laurel: Voters who appear to be much more willing to listen this time around." To the editors, the only people who voted against the bond last time were those who refused to listen to the truth. They don't recognize any other explanation for a negative vote.
I have a suggestion for the Midlanders For Our Schools, Our Future committee. The argument for much of the bond is that poor conditions at the high schools are hindering the education of our students and therefore dimming our future. This argument can be supported easily, by finding and publishing data showing that other schools that have recently been refurbished, have seen significant improvement in their TAAS scores and in their SAT scores.