A recent letter writer compares schools to pizza parlors to demonstrate school choice ["School reform troubling," March 16]. If he is trying to prove the superiority of charters, he failed to include one important detail.
A "charter" pizza parlor gets to hand-select its ingredients and is free to accept or reject any of those ingredients at will. By contrast, a "public" pizza parlor must make its fare out of whatever the delivery truck brings to its door that day.
Until charter schools are required to educate anyone and everyone and show they can do so successfully, they have no right to beat their chests.
Frederic Stark, Oceanside
Editor's note: The writer is the president of the Hewlett-Woodmere teachers union.