After reading the April 7 article Virtual learning gains steam, I wondered how diverting education dollars to out-of-state online for-profit educational providers negatively affects our economy. Education is funded by local property taxes. The money is routed back into schools, funding school-support entities locally.
Shouldn’t our legislators be considering this before pushing an agenda that takes money out of an already suffering local economy? This is especially disconcerting when it comes to an educational method that isn’t necessarily beneficial to children. I want my legislators to represent the educational and financial interests of my community, not their own plans to move up in state and national politics by being bought by powerful special-interest lobbyists.
Nancy Erdvig, Pembroke Pines