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Letter: Public school grammar


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Quotes by gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand in an April 12 Monitor article were quite eye-opening about his views on school choice and his history with public education. “As governor, I’ll veto any plan that takes money from public schools to pay for private schools.” My response to the candidates is that as a parent and taxpayer, I’ll vote against any candidate who does not support parents’ rights to make the best decision about how our money is spent on our children’s education. The priority should be placed on what’s best for the children, not on what will keep the doors open on the public schools.

As a testimony to the performance outcomes of the public school system, Marchand sums it up perfectly when he says, “There is no way that I get any of the opportunities that I have had in my life if it was (sic) not for quality public education.” I think the irony of the poor grammar is lost on him.

DAN SHARPF

New London