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In a week of loss, column was insensitive

March 16, 2013 · Updated 1:42 PM
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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.

Janean Moriarty
Poulsbo

 


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