In response to the letter “Academy Wing or teachers contract,” we should have both. It is obvious that Mrs. LaPelusa is using this issue as a pulpit for her husband’s political aspirations. Let us not forget Mr. LaPelusa was implicated in a case involving alleged kickbacks. I find it difficult to take lessons on the management of public funds from a man who so recklessly violated the trust we put in our elected officials. You can’t put students first if you put teachers last. A new arts academy puts students and teachers first.