In a week of loss, column was insensitive
March 15, 2013 · Updated 1:42 PM
I am disappointed by your story on Breidablik in this week’s Herald (“Breidablik School: 1989-2013/Relationships, experiences will endure after school closes,” page A1, March 8 Herald).
I was shocked that the front page picture is of a Gordon teacher, the Gordon PTA president, and a Gordon parent. My daughter asked, “Does this mean they changed their minds and are closing Gordon?” Well, no. Then, to end the article with a quote from a Gordon teacher about moving forward positively, a message we all share, was also a poor choice.
Although I recognize this is a personal column you write, essentially a trip down memory lane for you, it was insensitive and hurtful to many of us. After a week that began with a teacher’s death and ended with the closure of our school, we are in the depths of grief and loss.
We deserve so much better than this article as our obituary.