Letters: It’s time North High received fair treatment
It’s time North High received fair treatment
After reading the recent article “North pleads for more support” in the Salisbury Post, I feel compelled to voice my opinion concerning the lack of the Rowan-Salisbury School Board’s interest in treating all Rowan County schools fairly. I had three children who graduated from North Rowan High School, and all went on to attend college. None of them had to leave the North campus for classes because they all received the required classes at North Rowan needed to enroll in the colleges of their choice.
What a disadvantage you are placing these students in when you require them to waste academic time by traveling to other schools for courses that are not offered at North! How many other high schools in the county require students to do this?
Because of the way attendance lines were redrawn, taking away needed students from the area, North could not remain in the 2A classification. Did you ever stop to think that academics and sports combine to keep students enrolled in school? They complement each other, and every student finds something to encourage him or her to stay in school.
I have three grandchildren who live in the North area and attend school there, and if things do not improve, they, along with others, will leave the area and attend school elsewhere. It is time to treat every child in Rowan County the same.
Here’s hoping to soon see more support and improvements in the North Rowan area so all students in the county will be treated fairly.
ó Patsy Brandt
Why did Obama delay?
Recently Senator Barack Obama held campaign gatherings throughout North Carolina. A major portion of his presentation dealt with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s comments, many of which were not recently made. Wright’s speeches are vitriolic and bitter, leaving no doubt where the minister stands. Since Wright’s comments are not new, and because his parishioners, Obama and his wife had the opportunity to refute these comments in the past ó approximately 20 years ago ó why is the senator only now distancing himself from such statements?
This question is important since Obama entered the presidential race 16 months ago.
What are Obama’s motives for delaying until now the forceful rejection of a lifelong friend? His failure, intentionally or not, causes one to re-examine Obama’s comments, actions and promises. Many in the American press pandered to the idea of a black president. There are those among us who refused questioning him and his background out of fear of being called racist. Does his race have something to do with not being criticized and studied before?
Many of his comments are vague and politically correct; they lack the substance other candidates offer the voter. Examine his statements about universal health care; his vision for a health plan is not universal. He is an excellent orator and provides an excellent appearance. Actions speak louder than words.
Americans have arrived at the point feared by the founders. We gleefully qualify one by his race and/or political party and its adjacent policies. The separation of church and state, combined with an end to slavery, were intended to create a healthy body politic. We, unfortunately, have proven our second president, John Adams, right about the emotional power of the masses, to our national detriment.
ó Arthur Steinberg
Letters and laughs
I’m sitting here trying not to laugh too hard at the comments made by Lutrell Hancock (regarding the Rev. Jeremiah Wright) in this past Sunday’s letters to the editor. I’m just curious what comic book this person read to come up with such a silly notion. Oh, and by the way ó Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a bigot.
ó Monte Bringle