Check facts before speaking

To the editor:

In the Nov. 12 article in The Berkshire Eagle on the Lenox school committee’s consideration of returning to full time, proponent Oren Cass is quoted as saying “Virtually every authority agrees that ...”

This type of unsubstantiated claim is the bedrock of the disinformation and lies that are threatening our very way of life. If you want to quote the experts, feel free to do so. Mention their names and pedigree that makes them an “authority.” Cite exactly what they said and the context in which they did so.

If someone cannot support their side of a discussion with facts and reason and instead are dependent on anonymously quoting the “experts,” they should sit down and shut up.

Chuck Koscher, Lenox