As a graduate of the one room school house. There are a few residents still living who went to some of those “white school houses on the prairie” and have wonderful memories of those days. If there was snow on the ground, the first student there would start tramping out the Run Fox Run course so every one could play. We went to school five days a week, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone walked to school — that is why today’s children are so out of shape. State law required you to be six years old by Jan. 1 of your starting year. By that time you are out of diapers and ready for school and your parents, brother and sisters had given you a pretty good kindergarten education.
The article in the Peninsula Clarion on March 6 really got my attention. Hope School: 1 teacher and helper for 21 students, grades 1 through 12. Our schools were 1 through 8 grades, with one of my schools had students in 7 of the grades. The government spends hundred of millions baby sitting children in preschool doing what parents should be doing, but today there are no parents, with more than 50 percent of the children not having a mother and father in their homes. This is a sad, sad, situation and I do not see anyone trying to seek a solution to the problem.