Instead [of vouchers], we ought to do what we know works. Take schools and invest in early childhood. Increase parental involvement, small class size, especially in high-poverty schools at the lower grades. Make sure that we have a well-trained, qualified and certified work force that is stable.
When we do that, children succeed. But we do not believe it is a solution to take a few out and leave the rest behind.
[UPDATE: Check out this letter to the editor…
Instead of trying to place children randomly into private school at the taxpayers’ expense, why not start at the core of the problem and help support our public schools – the schools that have been there since the beginning offering education, nutrition and support to every child no matter their gender, race, spoken language or family income level?
STACEY PATALITA Fort Wayne]