While clinging to the dream of privatization with its promise of profits and control, Jay Evensen (Oct. 20) seems content to let go of vouchers and return to the essential questions of realistic school reform.

Evensen's continued contempt for schoolteachers, however, isn't helpful in discussions about schools. Teachers must be included in this crucial debate about school reform. They are the closest to the day-to-day issues. Still, Evensen's tone leads me to hope that he was asking us all to let go of our fears, moving past the dead-end issue of vouchers toward a vision of "what ought to be."

Keith Homer