Email Letters: September 19, 2017

Vote for school funding and a brighter future for our children

The proposed School District 51 funding increase is strongly needed if our children are to be educated to live and compete in the 21st Century they live in.

Currently:
• We have fewer days of school than other districts in the state and the nation.
• Many of our school building are out of date and in disrepair.
• Our teachers are paid less than competing districts in the state.

I have always believed that the American way is to provide a better future for our children than we have currently. I also know that education is the pathway to future success in life. If we deny our children that opportunity, we make them less competitive and less prepared for the future they will inherit. There will be no American dream for them.

Is that what we want? I think not. I encourage you to vote for school funding and for a brighter future for our children.

HERBERT FEINZIG
Grand Junction

Please support our community and D51 by voting YES on 3A and 3B

Although we are now sending our child to a private school, we support Mesa County District 51 schools in raising property taxes. The news reports the tax increase should only cost about $5 to $10 per month. Four years ago we sent our child to Wingate Elementary for kindergarten. We appreciated the free admission testing that evaluated more than 500 kids but which accepted only about five students into the half-day kindergarten. Funding prevented more than 495 students from attending! The kindergarten classes were great and Wingate offered lots of extra learning opportunities, including music and chess club. However, we were not happy with the after-school program that forced K-6 graders into a detention-like atmosphere. We moved our child to Holy Family Catholic School and have seen many great improvements, including kids respecting elders.

As a baseball coach for Monument Little League, we saw lots of behavior issues with kids, especially those attending public schools. We all need to do more to raise our expectations on appropriate behavior and civility.

We are dismayed at the attitude some people have about not wanting to support kids and schools in making necessary repairs to decaying buildings that are over 40 years old, providing better safe conditions for students, teachers, and administrators, and creating a community that provides outstanding opportunities for our youth – our future.

Please support our community and D51 by voting yes on 3A and 3B.

BILL DAM

Grand Junction

Emmy Awards an embarrassing spectacle for Hollywood types

Will all these “HollyWeed” types at the embarrassing spectacle last night just do us a favor and build a nice tall wall enclosing the whole of Los Angeles? (I have a suggestion for them on where they can get some good advice of how to do that….)

What a circus of egotistical, sanctimonious, self-righteous, phony, hypocrites! They are so self-deluded; they will probably make another shameful display again next year that they can get on a disc and watch for their own self-aggrandizement.

I call upon all people to never again watch this nonsense.

And by the way, all those that said they would leave the country if Trump were elected – what are they still doing here?

RICH WONTOR

Grand Junction


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Mr. Wontor,  does your TV have an off/on switch? Were you forced to watch the show? How does that relate to LA? I never watch those award shows. Are you forced to? Finally, how many alternative stations do you have available? All of them blocked so you had to watch the award show if you wanted to watch TV? I think your last sentence might possibly indicate that some politics are creeping into your letter. Who cares?

Yes, Mr. Wontor, many (if not most) suffer from an ego and/or super-ego, and each for his/her own reason.  However, could it possibly be, Mr. Wontor, that the only reason you are upset with the ego or super-ego of others, is that it conflicts with yours?

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