Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Public schools need more funding, not charter schools
Don’t take funds from public schools
It is disingenuous to criticize public schools for underperformance when they are being starved of funding [“Fewer disabled students found in charter schools,” news, June 20]. Should we expect otherwise?
There is at best mixed evidence that charters are better than public schools, leaning toward no supporting evidence.
It would be far better if the well-heeled petition supporters gave their money directly to the cash-strapped public-school system where we would see an immediate positive effect. Why divert funds from public schools when they are already underfunded?
— Richard Feinbloom, M.D., Seattle