Weighted student formula is creating favoritism

Congratulations to the governor on signing the bill into law that gives preschool children a free education (The Maui News, June 25). This is only fair and just. This awesome law alone will get him the Democratic nomination for his second term.

And I really liked what he said at the signing of this bill that it would be a civic sin to favor some children over others. However, isn’t this what the weighted student formula does? Doesn’t it favor some students over others?

I ask the governor to take a deep look into the weighted student formula that favors public school students only over those that may select another school within the state. This is a case of taxation without equal distribution. This is a civic sin that favors some children over others.

Frank Gomes