TO THE EDITOR:
Losing $400 a month out of a working family’s paycheck can cause stress; however, seeing the political destruction of public education is horrifying.
That is what is at stake in these recall elections. That is why there have been so many phone calls and an activation of average citizens and people never before interested in the political process.
... Walker’s education for profit system seeks to dismantle public education. By funneling tax dollars to Wall Street “education” corporations, he is privatizing public education and defunding public schools which depend on tax dollars which he has given to Wall Street.
These “privatized” schools can pick the “best” students. They do not have to take disadvantaged or socially challenged students. Plus, they can hire “teachers” who are not trained in education or held to licensing standards.
Plus, these schools are not held accountable and do not have to perform to the standards and outcomes of public schools. Their major goal is to bring in money for the corporation.
... Vote for Fred Clark on Aug. 9.
— Daniel Holzman
To read the entire letter, see the July 21, 2011 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.