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Readers, school teachers respond to column on public education
Dick Yarbrough
Maybe I have worn them out (I hope so) or maybe they have chosen to ignore me (Bad idea. That only encourages me), but opponents of public education — including private school scholarship tax-giveaway advocates and for-profit charter school management shills — were strangely quiet after my recent Open Letter to Georgia’s public schoolteachers. Maybe in the recesses of their shallow, special interest-driven hearts, they know I am correct. What is wrong with public education is not the fault of those trying to educate the next generation of Georgians. It is the fault of those of us who have let our society sink like a rock and then have decided the best solution is to run away from the problems and blame the schools. Not surprisingly, the column generated a number of responses from readers and from schoolteachers across the state who shared a variety of thoughts on the subject. The teachers among them shall remain anonymous, lest some Kool-Aid drinking politician or Nervous-Nelly bureaucrat/school board member seeks to reprimand them.