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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: A way to help needy children

    Mom was always concerned about all children's well being. She loved all children, and she couldn't understand why innocent children as young as 1 year old were being abused, molested and even killed by evil and wicked people.
    American children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of abuse and neglect. Every year, more than three million reports of child abuse are made involving more than six million children in the United States.

  • Letter to the editor: Ring the bell

    Ring the bell
    Last week’s school board meeting revealed two very different aspects of the school district. Employees of the central office delivered thorough presentations of the current environment and the prospective school year. All deserve recognition of a job well done and encouragement to keep up the good work.

  • Letter to the editor: High expectations?

    High expectations?
    A few years ago, our school district, not the current administration, decided to move the passing grade from 70 percent to 60 percent for middle and high school students. I believe this is an unsound idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that it clearly sends a message that we will accept less and still portray it as mastery. In a “nutshell” we preach high expectations and then lower them.

  • Letter to the editor: School officials, not public, deserve criticism

    The July 8 meeting of the Marion County school board yielded some interesting observations. Mr. Barney Tharp was approved on the agenda to address the board, but addressed the public instead.

  • Letter: Skateboarding is good for kids

    I enjoyed the great article on skateboarding! I asked the city council for a skateboard park approximately six years ago, when they had money to build something. Their reply was it was too dangerous, so they built a disc golf course. I don't think it's used very much.

  • Letters to the editor - June 11, 2014

    Back door politics led to MCPS mess

  • Letters to the editor - June 4, 2014

    Leaders must lead by example
    Wow, it’s unbelievable the turmoil and chaos that has been endured by the Board of Education employees and staff over the past year under Superintendent Schlosser. My sister, Pam Spalding, has made us proud of her accomplishments over the 18 years she was employed there under numerous superintendents.

  • Letters to the editor - May 28, 2014

    Community must speak out

  • Superintendent willing to make the tough decisions

    Superintendent is willing to make the tough decisions
    As a member of the Marion County Board of Education, I feel compelled to respond to your editorial “Ready, Steady, Go” in the May 14 issue of your newspaper, which detailed the numerous suspensions and resignations of school personnel during the past year. The conclusion reached in your editorial was that these departures seem excessive, when compared to past years, and that something needs to be done about it.

  • Letters to the editor - May 21, 2014

    The school board is wrong
    What is happening to our once great Marion County school district? It is crumbling before our very eyes. What is with all the people let go, resignations, moving of people to various positions, etc.? I worked in the school system as a teacher aide and office position for 15 years and never have I seen the likes of what is occurring.