Wait a minute. So the state will spend $20 million to make a better entrance and education center, among other things, at the Minnesota Zoo, yet our schools are in need of funding ("The zoo's extreme makeover," March 25)? Field trips and resource centers are being discontinued; teachers' pay is being cut, and class sizes are increasing. So who exactly will get to enjoy the remodeled zoo education center? I think the future of our students is more important than the remodeling of the entrance of the zoo. Our legislators need to be more wise in spending our taxpayer money.

MICHELLE JAMAR, EDEN Prairie