Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Apr 10, 2009 at 10:33 am
Don Frances is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
We called and asked if you would provide your name on this letter, and you wouldn't, so we didn't run it in print. It's not us who "didn't have the nerve," it's you. The message has run repeatedly on our Web site, however.
As for the substance of your argument -- that we failed to reflect the opinion of parents who like Polifrone -- we did so more than once, as here (Web Link):
Following a story on the teacher in last week's Voice, other parents have come forward to applaud Polifrone's "commitment to the kids." On the Voice's Web site, sentiments on the teacher seemed to be almost evenly split.
"I have known Mrs. P for over nine years," one parent wrote. "My daughter is a student in her class this year, and wants to know when Mrs. P will be back. I have no issues or complaints with her. I volunteer in the class weekly and have not witnessed any of the accusations made. She is a strict teacher but fair."