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Byline: ERIC ERNST
1. Teachers' pay. That's what opponents said the tax is all about. But if teachers are the linchpin of education, and better pay attracts better teachers, then it only makes sense to pay our teachers more. In fact, we should try to make them the highest paid in the state.
2. No royal screw-ups. The public school system is a typical government bureaucracy: ponderous, inefficient and inconsistent. But it's still the best thing going on a large scale. And the Sarasota County district, despite its many faults, has suffered no scandals to stick in the minds of voters.
3. The numbers. District leaders have presented a credible case that …