One-sided on schools
I can’t help but feel that the editorials published by this paper on the issue of charter schools seem a little one-sided. Surely there is something good that can be said for public schools in your editorials? I find it hard to believe that it can all be a mess of odds and ends with no good stories to come out of it.
I agree there should be charter schools in Little Rock. If a family wants to send their children to a charter school rather than a public education system, they should absolutely have that choice. And maybe I’m a little biased because I go to public school. But to see editorials being run by the state’s leading newspaper that imply that my school district is nothing but a mess held together by duct tape and taxpayers’ dollars is demoralizing.
The issue of charter schools versus public schools isn’t a case of a right answer and a wrong answer: There are cases to be made for both sides of the issue. After all, to quote Algernon Moncrieff from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which I read this year in my high school: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ALEX CRAWFORD