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Oppose vouchers? See film

Anyone who has seen the movie "Freedom Writers" would have second thoughts about voting against vouchers for private schools.

Based on the true story of Erin Gruwell, a new inexperienced teacher of supposedly "unteachable" teens in the inner city of Los Angeles, the movie is gripping in its portrayal of an uncaring educational system.

Erin put her heart and soul into reaching these teens, overcoming school board resistance and "old-school" teacher apathy. She raised her own funding and inspired many of her students to get into college and change their lives.

Orla V. Pedersen