April 30, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 101

Bessemer shouldn't leave students behind

To the Editor:

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Over many years of hard work, students, teachers and school officials of the Bessemer School District have succeeded together in building a now nationally-recognized school system. Heads down to the task, quietly and unassumingly, they have built an academic and economic magnet for all of the Gogebic Range and beyond to prosper from.

Good schools are the cornerstones and hallmarks of communities that will ultimately succeed and flourish. While the rest of us adults may have been fussing over attracting corporate investment or government grants and government cost-sharing or...