And it does take a village — including well-subsidized developers — to raise all our children. Wouldn't it be wonderful and so beneficial to our children and our city if Mr. Paterakis and the other developers believed in "economic patriotism" as their and their grandchildren's legacy? Economic patriotism would mean giving back to the city, the state and the country which has given so much to them. In the meantime, it behooves all of us to encourage and demand that the mayor, the City Council, the governor, the General Assembly and the developers who have benefited so nicely in this city to meet the three priorities outlined by Rev. Andrew Foster Connors, Rev. Glenna Huber and Bishop Douglas Miles: Stop subsidizing downtown development at the expense of our children, charge all city developers who have received public subsidies to make up the cuts the city schools are facing and work with legislators to change the state education funding formula to rely more on income rather than on property values. We all owe that to our children.