Your Views: Times poll was poorly worded

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Your Views: Times poll was poorly worded
ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings Ed.D. receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo/ACPS)
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To the editor:

I normally find your polling questions straightforward, but your Jan. 20 question on mask mandates I found misleading and incorrect. A better wording of the question should have been, “Which state mandate should ACPS Superintendent Hutchings have given greater weight to: the new governor’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools or Virginia law SB 103 which mandates that schools follow CDC guidelines?”

The question you published implies Alexandria City Public Schools is purposely going against the governor’s mandate as compared to having to choose between conflicting state requirements. You do a disservice to your readers by framing the question the way you did without the appropriate information to make a more informed decision.

-Kenneth Carlisle, Alexandria

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