Thank you for printing the hypocrisy of the ACLU on school choice ("ACLU Hypocritical on School Choice, Critics Charge," Fall 1999). The Michigan ACLU's Wendy Wagenheim should be reminded why private security systems are bought for homes in the first place: because of people's feelings of insecurity in their communities. Are those feelings "fair" when the publicly funded police force should be protecting them? No! Neither is the "double payment" feeling fair when writing a private check towards education on top of property and sales taxes for public schools.
I love public education, but without competition in education and a continued bureaucratic monopoly, it will remain status quo!
CASMAN Alternative Academy