Re: “Let’s keep the ‘public’ in public education” (Viewpoint, 3-29).
A college education has enriched my own personal life, the life of my family and hopefully the students whom I taught for 30 years.
I was lucky enough to have parents who wanted all their children to graduate from college. In the 1960s, it was possible, especially for young men, to pick up shifts in mills and make almost enough money to pay for a year’s tuition. The money I made waitressing helped also with living costs, but thanks to the taxpayer, my working-class parents could afford the tuition. …