Voice should have come earlier
Regarding the Glendale News-Press weekend story, "Teachers Rally against Quintero," it was newsworthy of the Glendale News-Press to note that one of the Democratic Assembly candidates, Frank Quintero, apparently said he supported school vouchers in a recent debate. Most teachers oppose vouchers. They also make up a key part of the coalition of voters that the Democratic Party counts on to win elections locally and nationally. But the writers waited until the third-to-last paragraph of the story to give the explanation for the candidate's mix-up. Earlier in the coverage, the leader of the Burbank Teacher's Assn. received considerable space voicing his shock that a Democrat would support vouchers. A casual reader might get the impression that there was no explanation for the answer given at the debate.
I can only hope that the readers read the whole story. Or, better yet, the coverage could reveal crucial facts earlier in the piece. Otherwise, our candidates will have second thoughts about saying anything to the public.