Re "Vergara: Tenure protects good teachers," (Letters, June 29): I appreciate a good letter and an honest opinion. I do not appreciate deception. When I see a letter to the editor that recites rhetoric, I'm curious about who the writer is. It is common to see letters by politicians, spokespeople and union leaders.
In February, I wrote to the editor after reading a letter by a writer who had not identified himself as a union representative. His letter obviously stated union perspective. Hiding this connection makes readers think his opinion is that of any pedestrian observer. Apparently, there's no rule requiring authors to state their affiliations, but why conceal it?
This letter printed Sunday is another missive from that same author, George Sheridan. He represents Black Oak Mine Teachers Association.
It is fine for someone with a special interest to state his beliefs, but pretending not to have special interests is dishonest.
-- Deborah Adair, Sacramento