Letter — Education is about students
While visiting Tahoe I happed to read your July 3 article “Public school officials nervous about vouchers.”
The Educators Association (teachers union) is taking the usual and worn out position that vouchers mean loss of kids to private schools and, therefore, loss of teaching jobs. When will union leaders like Mr. Patterson ever learn that taxpayer supported public education is not about saving JOBS, it is about TEACHING CHILDREN.
Parents will seek the highest quality program available for their children. If the union president, Mr. Patterson, would quit the usual complaining and start focusing on quality education parents may choose to stay in public schools even if vouchers are available.