I applaud the courage of Ms. Mason-Murphy for speaking out on behalf of the students and teachers ["In the Name of Ann Richards
," News, Aug. 30]. Of course there are teachers who can't do likewise because of fear of retribution. In some school districts in the country, teachers must sign a contract forbidding them, under threat of immediate dismissal, to speak to media. Social justice – speaking truth to power – is surely being set back at the Ann Richards School. I would have liked to hear from former students who freely left or were exited. How are they progressing in the schools they currently attend and how do they view their experience at ARS?
Cheryl M. Vignola