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School district and unions get 'F-'

Posted: March 15, 2013 - 8:53am

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.

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Allen 03/15/13 - 04:47 pm
Who decided on the title for

Who decided on the title for this letter? The letter has nothing to do with the title. The word "union" is not in the letter. Maybe the editorial page editor is letting their ideology show a little too much?

jlmh 03/15/13 - 11:59 pm
The question of what happened

The question of what happened to family dynamics is a good one. I think education has improved a lot in the last few decades. I wouldn't want to go back to the one-room school house scenario. But I do think it's time to explore the proliferation of single-parent homes and broken families. I don't even know where that kind of effort would begin. Conflict resolution classes? Relationship counseling?

Raoulduke 03/20/13 - 02:47 am
operating cost

When the budget is set at "Maximum allowed by Law".Just where is the budgeting taking place.You do not need a college degree to operate in that manner.How about the powers that be.Make a REAL budget,and try to save some money for the taxpayers.Instead of feasting at the trough year after year.Which the savings could be used in other areas?This would take some doing,because this is the way of the Alaskan.

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