DEAR EDITOR:

So what is Dick Yarbrough afraid of? If public schools are doing such a great job why are so many families opting for private schooling? It seems to me the competition would improve public schools as well as the private schools and to make it fair let the public money go with the student not to the Monopoly.

Yarbrough doesn’t seem to have any valid arguments against private schools so he falls back on the liberal elites’ old standby of character assassination. Disparaging Heartland Institute instead of proving his beliefs about private schools.

I have nothing against the many fine teachers and workers in the public school system, they are doing the best they can within the constrictions of the government controls put upon them. But like all monopolies, with no competition they have no incentive to satisfy their customer (in this case the parents and students). Private schools, which are at a financial disadvantage, are providing that competition which Yarbrough seems to fear. And in spite of the financial disadvantage private schools are growing in numbers and attendance. There must be a reason for this growth. When the public school system has to compete for their financial support they will become more responsive to the needs and desires of their “customers” instead of the whims of the liberal elites.

Jerry Burton

Kennesaw

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