Then you receive letters from students at the public schools that would face competition. They ask you to vote against the charter schools. You suspect the students were prompted to write these letters by their teachers, but that does not matter to you. The content of the letters themselves made the decision obvious.
Board of Education member Roberta Schaefer... ...ridiculed the letters against a proposed school in Marlboro for their missing punctuation and sloppy spelling - including a misspelling of the word "school" in one missive.
...these letters have convinced me the high school was not doing an adequate job in teaching English language arts,'' Schaefer said.
The Board approved the new charter schools by a 5 to 1 margin.