To the editor:
It was instructive and distressing to read your story about our governor’s task force on teachers’ unions in juxtaposition with the many stories about the tragic assault, with an assault rifle, on teachers and students in Newtown, Conn.
On the one side we have consistently courageous teachers and administrators who risked and, in some cases, lost their lives defending their students. On the other side we have our governor who stands silent about this bloody attack, cowered no doubt by fears of retaliation from his NRA patrons, and focuses instead on the phantom problem of teacher unions in Kansas.
Unfortunately, the contrast says a great deal about both sides.