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SCHOOL VOUCHERS ARE LONG OVERDUE

Hooray for school vouchers. Finally, low-income people will have an opportunity to afford their children a private education. A proven, structured, quality education should not be available to only the more affluent. Many low-income and working-poor parents want desperately to offer their children a better chance at life. It is wrong to sentence these children to a public school system that has lost the confidence of the people of Buffalo.

One only has to read the paper - with report after report of failed test scores, teacher union problems and incompetent School Board leadership - to realize that an alternative is needed.

I only hope that the city's education leaders will not deprive these children of an alternative, good education of their choice.

PAUL WESLOW

Angola

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