Have we forgotten we live in a land of church-state separation?

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I salute Steve Thaxton and Ross Greene for creating an opportunity to get to know Mr. Presberg better since he’s now on the Fayette County Board of Education as chairman.

What I find disheartening is that they seem to have forgotten that we live in a country that believes in separation of church and state.

Since when does someone’s religious beliefs or “worldview” have anything to do with his/her ability to provide leadership to assure quality education for the children in our community?

I too have had opportunity to hear Mr. Presberg speak of his philosophy and beliefs regarding education: what skills our children will need to grow into productive, contributing and moral adults, able to think for themselves and succeed in an ever-changing world.

Personally, I am delighted that someone of his caliber with his professional experiences and training and respect for all citizens has stepped up to take the helm to assure continued quality education for ALL our children, regardless of their religion, values or “worldview.”.

In my opinion we would all benefit from a little more diversity and a little less homogeneity around here: our children would be better prepared for success in the real world.

Karen Neff

Fayetteville, Ga.