More about that editorial

I’ve received some nice compliments for my letter to the editor regarding Richard Ledbetter’s editorial in the Pontiac Journal about the potential closure of Jen’s high school; I seem to have hit the nail on the head.

I’m not the only one up in arms over that editorial. It has not gone over at all well, and not just at JPII: the staff at PHS is reportedly just as upset. I’m given to understand that complaints have been made to the teacher’s union. There will probably be quite a few angry letters to the editor over this thing; it will be interesting to see how many will see print. (It matters a great deal, from the perspective of journalistic integrity, whether any do.) In any event, I expect that the Journal will find the education beat rather hard to cover from now on.