I want to personally extend my appreciation to the students and staff of the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program of Mount Anthony Union High School for their "commentary" in the Wednesday, March 26, 2014 edition of the Banner in response to the recent New York Times article. Their reasoned comments along with those other students (and former students) who also have shared their thoughts and reactions with their letters to the ditor demonstrates at least to me that we can all learn from those who are learning themselves.

The commentary was thoughtful and thorough which unfortunately was not the tone or content of the Times article. While I know their words will have no where near the dissemination of the damaging Times piece, it should give all of us who love this community a sense of real pride in our schools and those students who will soon be our community leaders.

TOM JACOBS

Bennington Select Board

Bennington