Public tax dollars belong in public schools

MARLBORO — The dignity and rights of Vermont's special education student population deserve more than a throwaway line at the end of a lengthy commentary that asks this same population of children to continue to stand back as private and independent schools deny their admittance despite accepting our public tax dollars. It's clear this practice is immoral. It should soon be illegal.

At a time when adults in other parts of the country are working through their schools boards and legislatures to segregate our students based on their identities, self-described lifelong liberals, like Mr. Gordon, are seeking to maintain that hurtful system here. We can and should do better.

Public tax dollars belong in schools that do not discriminate based on disability. My family is under no misperception about H.483. Fairness to our disabled children is long overdue.

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