Wow, somehow a reader thinks the Herald is in cahoots with the Tecumseh Public School administration and/or the board. I'm sure the board would get a laugh out of that. I would like to think that the Herald, and the public in general, has a shared commitment to the schools and its students and to join the board and administration in working for the betterment of the district. The Herald has all of a sudden been pulled into the ongoing school controversy after a letter was edited in this week's paper. The writer did at least two things wrong: a postscript (p.s.) was tagged at the end of the letter; and the information in the "p.s." was declared a "rumor." It wasn't hard to edit out a self-declared rumor, first of all, and secondly, p.s.'s are not and have never been included with any letter. If you have something to say, then say it in the body of the letter, and if you believe you have beneficial information or a question, then say so without suggesting that it's a "rumor." Sorry, but the writer asked for it. We give a lot of latitude to writers, some using the opinion page as a thank you bulletin, some who call presidents liars and terrorists, and others who actually have a sound opinion to make. We prefer letters that sound off with opinions. If you want to ask a public body, like the school board, a question, then ask the school board. Are you really seeking an answer or just passing off criticism disguised as a question in a letter to the editor? We're not defending the school board here. We have made our share of critical opinions on board actions, but wishing for us to print self-declared "rumors" doesn't wash.