Ottaway stands for education

As educators, we feel the need to respond to an editorial written by Cheryl L. Tyler in the Oct. 9 edition of the Altoona Mirror.

The writer states that John Joyce has firsthand knowledge of the needs of students at all levels. We disagree. Joyce is a dermatologist — not an educator.

Brent Ottaway is an educator. He served on the Hollidaysburg Area School Board and the Penn Mont Academy Board. He is currently an educator at Saint Francis University.

All five of his children graduated from the HASD, with academics being a top priority for each. His children went on to higher education making Ottaway able to understand the issues with student debt.

Ottaway knows what is happening in the classrooms and understands from his own personal experiences the needs of students.

All educators and all who care about our children should vote for Brent Ottaway for U.S. Congress District 13.

Sheryl Imler, Duncansville

Carol Taylor, Altoona

Kim Nicewander, Hollidaysburg