I don't think I will ever eat another Oreo, thanks to Richard Eyre. Mr. Eyer likes analogies. Try this one: If I play golf on a public course and pay $36, then decide that I don't want to associate with the people on this course, I can play on a private course for, say, $136. If I can get the public to pay $36 of my fees, I can keep more of my money.

I am a teacher. I have three college degrees, three endorsements and a National Board Certification. It is clear to me that many of our elected officials are not dedicated to the vast majority of children in this state who attend public schools.

O. E. Randall