The viewpoint that it is alright to use public funds to send children to private and parochial schools because European countries do so (TCH Aug. 26: Court gives hope to parents who want better schools) is ridiculous.
These same European countries pay the salaries of the pastors and priests along with upkeep of the houses of worship. These countries have a different history and culture than we do. The strict fidelity to the separation of government and religion has served the nation well.
We are still on our first form of government, with great tranquility and productivity. Can the same be said about these European countries?
Owen S. Kramer, Richland