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The public school system--where one must pay for another--is doomed to fail. The parents of the DISD "returnees" are winning the battle but losing the war. Not only do they now pay their tax money to support their child, but they must support people that do not pull their own weight. To add insult to injury, they pay extra to make sure the job is getting done correctly.

"People who live in the right neighborhood," as letter writer Shellie Driscoll (Letters, August 17) phrased her insult, are not "fortunate." Fortunate indicates luck--as if hard work or skill never could be the reason.

Jeffery Chern
Via e-mail

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