Letter: On school choice and guns in school

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Years ago, Art Buchwald wrote a satirical column praising President Bush’s “Guns in the Schools” program.

Now we have a Secretary of Education who really does like the idea of guns in the schools: to protect our children from bears, Mrs. DeVoss says.

Betsy DeVoss also believes in “school choice,” which in honest English means siphoning tax dollars away from public education to subsidize private schools and religious schools. I want my taxes to go to our vital public schools. You want private or parochial schooling? You pay for it. As for the bears, the only bears I’ve ever seen in a school are Paddington, Teddy, and Pooh.

Wade Hancock