I want to support a fair and adequately funded public education system in Maine. But the language in Question 2 leaves too many funding gaps for me to be able to support it.

I cannot support putting Maine among the highest-taxed states in the country, only to see the money raised by that tax be allocated to wealthy districts and to have 100 Maine communities receive no additional education dollars.

This seems upside down, and it’s the wrong solution. We can’t afford to get this wrong. I will be voting against the 3 percent income tax surcharge on Maine’s wealthy to fund K-12 education, because the way the money would be spent is not fair.

Ed Gardner

Portland