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Letter: Why is governor afraid of taxpayers learning truth?


Gov. Tom Wolf just vetoed a bill requiring Pennsylvania public schools to post information about course materials being taught and textbooks being used (“Bill to post school course materials online vetoed,” Reading Eagle, Dec. 23).

In his veto statement Wolf called the bill “a thinly veiled attempt to restrict truthful instruction and censor content…”. He has a lot in common with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe who said, right before his defeat for a return to office: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Who should determine what our children are being taught and how they are being taught in our public schools?
Why won’t the governing elite let us easily access information about what they’re teaching our children? Are we, the people who pay for all of these schools, deemed to be too dumb to understand? Are we to be treated like cows too dumb to understand what our milk is used for but should just be content to let superior beings milk us dry?

Looks like Wolf apparently disagrees with President Abraham Lincoln, who said: “Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe,” Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who said, “Nothing so diminishes democracy as secrecy,” and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who wrote, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

William H. Rissmiller
Exeter Township

Source: Berkshire mont

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