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Educate, don't promote

Kudos to Gov. Olene Walker, Ember Storrs and Cypress High for wanting to educate students about credit ("Credit has its pitfalls and perks, teens told," Oct. 24). But isn't asking a bank to provide the instruction like asking Anheuser-Busch to teach kids about responsible drinking or Brown & Williamson to teach about the risks of smoking? A company with a product to sell has a strong incentive to downplay the risks while promoting, however subtly, the benefits.

Floyd Jensen

Salt Lake City