Las Vegas Sun

October 16, 2017

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Letter: Private schools not everything cracked up to be

I read a letter in the Jan. 31 Sun regarding school vouchers and accountability. The question posed in the letter was, "Who would pay for an education they didn't feel was worth the financial sacrifice?"

It has been my experience that there are a lot of parents who pay for an education they know it isn't as good as it should be. They do this because they are afraid of the alternatives. These parents put up with a lot because they're afraid to send their children to public school.

Paying for your child's education doesn't mean you'll get a better education. Those schools are not oases. I think those in favor of vouchers are in for a rude awakening. I'm not against vouchers. I'm just afraid that parents with vouchers are going to skip off to their local religious schools, thinking they have found paradise, only to discover they went from the frying pan into the fire.