Jordan Clements in his arguments for vouchers (Viewpoint, Oct. 28) described a girl named Alexi who was failing in public schools. It doesn't state why Alexi was failing. I wonder if her mother considered other public schools in surrounding neighborhoods. It appears that pro-voucher groups think private schools are the only credible option. If public schools are failing, how is it that the vast majority of our adult population who comprise our community business and leadership foundation were educated in our public schools? Instead of directing funding just to private schools, why doesn't Children First Utah support a child advocate program to help parents find appropriate options in the public schools?

Mary Ann Kirk