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Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about a proposal to cut $6 million from the state's voucher program for the upcoming school year, on Thursday, April 28, in Baton Rouge, La. The governor pushed back against criticism of the proposal, saying no students currently in the program would lose a voucher. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

This is in response to James Gill’s column, “Vouchers haven’t lived up to the hype.”

Maybe some of these children taken from abysmal public schools are the reason the so-called “creationism mainstream Catholic schools” have lead to lower test scores. They are so far behind that they drag down test scores.

Being a student in a Catholic school teaches students many valuable lessons, including respect for authority, loving God and country, speaking correct English, proper manners, and the Ten Commandments. Gill should consider these reasons for vouchers and realize that these attributes may end up saving a child from prison or death.

Peggy Duffel Simmons


New Orleans