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Letters to the editor — Wednesday (2-11-15)

School board should stand by agreement on name

The writer is responding to a story in Tuesday’s Post, “School board faces conflict over central office name.”

Conflict? Why? Now, that we finally have plans and an agreement to build a much needed Rowan-Salisbury School central office are we in the throes of conflict again?

The Wallace Family generously contributed the land for the building and the school system and awarded rent free use of Ellis Street for two years. In return for their generosity, they specified that the building be named in honor of the Wallace Family. I find that an amazing return for their money invested in education for our community. I cannot imagine a school board member reneging on an agreement by saying, “People in our community aren’t going to be happy about it.” (Hunter)

  Lee and Mona Wallace are products of our school system and recognize the value of education. Without their monetary support, the much-needed central office would still be a political affair.

Why not have the school board focus on issues that face education in our community? I was appalled to read our grade scores. Not one A, an embarrassing minimum of Bs, mostly Cs and Ds and one F. Why quibble over a name of a building when the future of education for our children is in jeopardy?

— Julie S. Pinkston


Same-sex parents?

My seven dogs are considered part of my family. My love for them is stronger than you could possibly imagine. But they are pets, and people trump pets.

The news media continually report about gay rights. Some want their same-sex union to include children to complete their desire for family.

Shouldn’t children have rights too? Children cannot say if they would rather have a male for a daddy and a female for a mommy.

Nope, some have same-sex parents and grow up to believe that even though it takes sperm from a man and egg from a woman to make a child that children belong to whoever wants them.

A child is not a pet that has to be raised by whoever lays claim to it.

— Jackie Taylor




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