I was at the Glendale Homeowners Coordination Council forum. Quintero was asked whether he supports a voucher system. He clearly and unequivocally said "yes." But that's not all. He later went on to discuss his voucher position at greater length and explained his support for vouchers by claiming to be a "reform candidate" who will try "anything that's going to challenge the status quo" ("Teachers rally against Quintero," May 6).
I can't imagine how Cornell could have heard the exact opposite of the answer that I and everyone else in the room heard. And in fact, anyone who missed the forum can see and hear Quintero's actual responses by visiting www.teachersagainst vouchers.com.
If Quintero made a mistake, why didn't he just say he meant "no" instead of "yes"? Instead, he struggled to explain why he supports vouchers.