At almost 70 I remain amazed at the vitriol directed at our public schools. Since the founding of our republic, an educated electorate was considered critical to the evolution of our American goal of an ever more perfect union.
America’s public schools, like military service, provide the framework for us to get to get to know one another in an environment outside those based on class and money. Merit and grit count more than “Who’s your daddy?”
Great public schools won’t solve all of our problems, but they will make their resolution more likely. Rep. Tarr (“Public education myths don’t match facts,” ADN, Sept. 9) is on the right track. I’m sure she could use more help.
— Judith Meidinger