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Opinion

March 23, 2013

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School choice

In public junior high school I struggled and was looking at failing for the year. My parents pulled me from the public school system sending me to a private high school. In those four years I made the honor roll every year. I went to on to college and graduate school and was always on the honor roll. I have a masters degree in engineering. So was I a bad student or a victim of the public school system? Let parents have a choice, New Hampshire. Keep the voucher system.

Secret meetings

Peter McQuillan is definitely a scapegoat for all the egos on the Methuen council. Nobody can tell us that he should take the blame for everything, including the Solomon case. Although I am a 73-year-old woman, you make me feel like a 2-year-old hiding my presents at Christmas. We should know what’s going on in our town instead of hiding and having secret meetings. That is unacceptable.

Vouchers

The attack against school vouchers is part of the liberal agenda to protect teachers unions. The voucher programs helps parents find schools that are best suited to the needs of their children not the one size fits all approach of the public school system. A charter school is much more accountable to parents than any a public school. The graduation rate of students in the Washington, DC, “Opportunity Scholarship Program” is 91 percent compared to the public school rate of 55 percent. Democrats have tried to kill this program since Obama took office.

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