letters to the editorSay no to HB1049, reader says
I would like to add my voice to ask you oppose HB:1049.
Taking money from the public schools, which are funded by the taxpayers, is wrong. Vouchers have not proven to be an effective tool to create a fair and balanced educational system. This can only be done by supporting the public education system, the teachers and the students.
There is a track record in other states where voucher money has been funneled to private schools. Many of which are not closely monitored to ensure that quality of education is actually achieved. I have seen first hand a local private school that makes sure every senior graduates, whether grades and attendance support graduation.
Please do the right thing and keep taxpayers hard earned dollars in the public education system. Say no! to HB:1049.
Jeanne Dotts Brykalski
Knoxville read more