Columnist correct about Hu
I do not recall ever agreeing completely with columnist
Adele Ferguson, but as regards Arthur Hu, Republican candidate
for superintendent of schools, the worst I can say is that she
understates his case.
My reaction on first meeting Hu was like hers, he seems a
bit of a clown, but upon listening to him speak about the
issues one quickly perceives the MIT graduate concerned about
the poor quality of education his children are getting in
I share his concerns. None of the stories he has to tell
are new to me; I've heard them before from other parents.
That's why my children are in private schools where I know
they are receiving a good education.
But when I think of all the other children, the ones in
public schools who are receiving an education that is failing
both to equip them properly for the workplace and for the
ever-so-important continuance of our social and political
institutions, I worry for the future of our country.
And though I have taken the easy out by placing my children
in private schools, I commend and recommend Arthur Hu for
tackling the problem at its core.
No reason for step backwards
Please rename your recently renamed ``Women's
I was born in 1955, so I am old enough to remember when a
women's section was standard in newspapers. I am also old
enough to remember when newspapers all changed the name of
this section in recognition of the fact that items such as
gardening, religion and pets are not limited to women.
I can think of no good reason for this recent giant step
backwards unless you're attempting to encourage us little
women to go back to a time when women could only be moms,
nurses, teachers or secretaries.
I find it annoying every time I reach that section of your
paper. I'm sure I'm not the only one.