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    Filed at 6:23 pm under by dcobranchi

    That’s the title of a Letter to the Editor in today’s News-Journal.

    I was appalled as I was searching through all of the advertisements in the Sunday paper and came across the “Enrollment Guide” for this upcoming school year. As a public school teacher, I am very for public education.

    My colleagues and I do an outstanding job. [emphasis added] However, this enrollment guide, which was put together by the marketing department, just seemed like another slap in the face from supporters for a voucher system claiming that public education is no longer an option for children. I would have thought better from the News Journal, but then again, it seems that they are anti-public education as well.

    Mike Renn, New Castle

    I am very for teachers who can construct a proper English sentence. I do hope Mr. Renn didn’t hurt his arm patting himself on the back, to


    Comment by
    August 18th, 2003
    at 1:31 pm

    Uh, Daryl, you mispelled PUBLIC.
    It made me go check the title of the posted article, though.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 18th, 2003
    at 3:29 pm

    A Freudian slip, perhaps? Thanks. I fixed it.

    Comment by
    August 18th, 2003
    at 4:57 pm

    See, I thought Daryl did that on purpose.

    Wonder what an enrollment guide is. How could it be a slap at public school?

    Also, in the teacher’s defense: I don’t know about other city newspapers, but ours feels free to reword letters to the editor. It reworded the one letter I’ve written, for no reason I could see. And it reworded the key sentence of a letter a friend of mine wrote in such a way that it lost the meaning. So it’s possible that the teacher was originally very supportive of public education, or something like that.