In his letter May 1 (“Common Core won’t improve education,” page A4), James Behrend nailed it when he identified a root cause of the failure of Common Core as “politicians in Washington, D.C. who are frustrated with the problems in education they do not understand.”
James Olson’s letter regarding religious freedom caused a backlash (“Freedom of religion is sacred, and it’s the law,” page A4, April 10 Herald). As many Catholic bishops have expressed concern about a threat to religious liberty, I want to answer those who say our nation is secular.
These generous donations will be used locally for our various sight projects, including pre-school vision screening, eye exams, glasses for low-income individuals; and potentially for low-vision equipment, seeing-eye dogs, eye surgery, or cornea transplants.
After reading your article concerning Pete DeBoer (“DeBoer says he won’t seek third term on Kingston Port Commission,” April 10 NorthKitsapHerald.com), I feel the need to speak in his defense.
On behalf of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club, I would like to thank all of those that made our May 2 “Building Community Celebration honoring Bill Austin & Ardis Morrow” a wonderful success.
Would you place a 12th Man flag on a Native American totem pole? How about rabbit ears or, as recently done, Mexican attire?
Those prisoners in Cuba might well only be languishing in prison for the crime of simply speaking their minds, but many of the 2.24 million imprisoned in the U.S. are there primarily for the crime of poverty, which goes a long way to ensuring that our justice system does not function fairly for them.
Joan Gorner (“Common Core is just the latest fad,” page A4, April 10 Herald) is rightly suspicious of Common Core as a cure-all education reform.
The county proposes closing two streets in downtown Kingston to motorists and pedestrians, subject to being arrested if trespassing after dark or some set hours. I am appalled that this is even a proposal. This goes beyond gentrification to outright elitism.
My wife and I want to thank the Department of Transportation mower operator for a fantastic job of mowing alongside State Highway 104 between Parcells Road and Balmoral Place.
Following is a letter that I sent to Rep. Sherry Appleton earlier Tuesday.
What an amazing community we live and work in...Our efforts to raise fund does not stop now.