Money can't fill achievement gap

February 16, 2012

Thank you Marta Mossburg for having the courage to state the obvious ("A failure of values, not economics," Feb. 15). The idea that values are a significant factor in personal achievement has been sneered at by the left for over 30 years.

As Ms. Mossburg points out, the facts clearly show otherwise. Unfortunately, I don't believe the current administration in Annapolis is capable of addressing the real problems in the achievement gap. That would be too difficult. It's so much easier to throw money at the problem (other people's money, I might add). It won't solve the problem, but gives the appearance of taking action.

Tom Fulcher, Columbia

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