Fix our broken public schools

For over 235 years, one of the tenets of our great nation has been a system of free public education.

Granted, some schools are better than others.

Now however, some of our most so-called conservative leaders are promoting taxpayer funded vouchers to allow parents to pull their children out of public schools and send them to private charter schools.

This is wrong.

The most “conservative” thing our government could do is to first ensure that all public schools are providing a quality education.

If a public school is broken, the most “conservative” thing to do would be to fix that school.

The only reason to replace broken schools with charter schools is to put our public education into private hands.

The children thus left behind will forever be known as
“the children left behind.”

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

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