To the Editor:
Ald. Will Burns stated in your Oct. 14 article “Burns Argues Against Charter School Moratorium” that he refused to put the resolution on the agenda because it “was not the best way of addressing the city’s current fiscal challenges.” Once again, the alderman misses the point: as chairman of the City Council Education Committee, it is not up to him to decide “the best way.” The resolution was signed by 42 aldermen and deserves a hearing. Residents all over the city should be outraged that as the mayor’s mouthpiece, Burns can declare what should and should not be heard. This is particularly shameful as the mayor’s handpicked CEO heads to prison underscoring their blatant lack of concern for public education. Once again, Ald. Burns has turned a deaf ear to his constituents and school children all around the city demonstrating that he does not believe in the democratic process. Shame on him.