Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

Posted 9/29/22

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

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Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

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To the editor:
I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards private school scholarships (Editorial, “End the cap on private school scholarships,” September 22 edition).

During a period of high inflation where one might argue that tax relief for the general populace might be a sounder policy, you took the stand to take those tax dollars and allocate them to private institutions to be used to fund scholarships for their customers.

It did not escape my lackadaisical perusal of your publication that you chose to make this principled stand the very week that your "Guide to Private Education 2022" insert ran. An insert full of color advertisements from the very institutions your editorial opinion sought to support.

You are a true bastion of journalistic integrity.

Todd Costa
Riverside

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