Letters to the Editor

School choice

Columnist Fabiola Santiago is against charter schools that have set records for improving the quality of education that underprivileged kids receive (“Some legislators are profiting at the expense of public education,” May 21).

She speaks of lawmakers who get pay checks because of their ties to charter schools.

But charter schools fill the education void that union-run public schools have created, leaving lower-income kids at risk.

Santiago accuses lawmakers of making a profit from public service. She failed to mention that the United States spends more money on public education than any other country, with little to show for it.

The left has an agenda to keep the public misinformed, uneducated and indoctrinated. That keeps the public dependent on big government.

Santiago complains about the money being diverted to charter schools. However, charter schools are getting the job done, and it is wasted in the public schools, where results don’t count.

John Pistorino,