Do you follow these things - e.g. the Fisher More Academy and these personages?
No longer. For three-plus years in the middle of the last decade (what the Brits helpfully call the noughties), I had a close working relationship with Doctor James A. Patrick, the founder of the institution, then called the College of Saint Thomas More. We never met in the flesh, however; Dr. Patrick was in Texas, and I in New York. By the time we could have met, I had become as I am now: too ill to travel.
Primarily through him but through others, too, I learned something of the mind-set and attitudes of his colleagues and his administrative and academic successors. Of Mrs. Pierce and the people of whom she speaks in her letter, I know nothing. That is the reason, of course, why I hope that someone with a better acquaintance with her and them will step forward with some additional background and, perhaps, a more objective perspective.