To the Editor,

Why is Bill Hammond, CEO of the Texas Association of Business, constantly viewed as “the Guru” on public education?  The guy has no background in public education and in fact is pretty uneducated on the topic.

In fact, Hammond is the one who was a proponent of increasing class sizes and cutting the number of teachers as a means to save money in education. All the studies show that is a ridiculous option and it would hurt children even more.

Hammond and other business people simply want to use their business methods in education instead of recognizing that you can’t have successful learning outcomes that way.

Business is business and education is education ... two separate entities.

Peter Stern,

Driftwood, Texas