Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Letter: Churches Created the Best School System

Published: 07/04/2022 11:27:57

Modified: 07/04/2022 11:27:20

Responding to William Kennedy’s March 31 letter, “Public Schools Do Not Abandon Children,” early settlers in America built the stately churches in the public square. The churches, their congregations and their private donations have created the best school system in the world for everyone.

My parents went to Catholic school until high school. They sent me to Catholic school. The program was loaded with faith, hope, love, mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation. My four children went to various public schools. Their program included sex, drugs, bullying, unhappiness, sadness, fear and all sorts of “-isms”. My mother was a stay-at-home mom with seven children. She had to go to work when interest rates and the cost of living soared under the administration of President Jimmy Carter.

I think it’s a scam when parents who send their children to private school are forced to pay taxes to the public school system, a system that is falling behind the rest of the world, a system that doesn’t teach not my values, principles and beliefs. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and God is our father. My grandfather taught me that if I keep putting food in the trough, the pig will get fat.

Mike Williamson

Sharon

Jeremy S. McLain