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Letter to the Editor: Kids are not Model Tís

April 25, 2012

I found it interesting that the only citizen you chose to quote in your recent article about privatizing Lake Orion schools custodial services was a local businessman Mr. Holt.

His contention that the schools should be "run like a business" shows his complete ignorance of public education.

In his world we should put five year chidren on an assembly line, have the workers(teachers) add parts as they move along, and after thirteen years we produce a finished product. I assume he would also place quality control people along the way to remove defective(your son or daughter?) products along the way and simply throw them in the trash.

Schools are not businesses and children are not Model T's.

-J. Conaton