I am the mother of two Chatham County Schools graduates and two current students, one at Northwood and the other at our early college at CCCC. I can proudly attest to the value of a good public education as my elder son recently graduated from Brown University and works as a computer engineer in Boston. The other is set to graduate from UNC Chapel Hill next year with a degree in Pure Mathematics. Good public schools matter. All of our children deserve a sound education from which to launch.