Letters to the Editor

Fear and money form powerful adversary

Perhaps the wealthiest of wealthy people are not just thoughtless and greedy. Perhaps they are merely fighting for their way of life, for their now total dependence on money. To make money to invest in programs that make money, you have to have money.

Unfortunately for them, the rest of us need money for so many other things that the whole system has become lopsided and grinding to a halt.

President Obama, with his enthusiasm, experience, training, and schooling, believes that he sees the way out. With his enthusiasm he convinced the majority of Americans to let him try.

Fear and money form a powerful adversary. The majority must understand that the battle will be tough. The majority must understand the need to join forces in a common effort. The ball is now in the court of the majority.

Edalee Orcutt Harwell, Ramona

Expand, don’t cut music program

The  Music Festival  presented by Ramona  High School’s Choirs was outstanding. Janessa Anderson did a great job working with the students. Of course the performances of the  Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir were  laudable.

Regrettably  attendance at the festival was not what it should have been. Music creates feelings within us that science can not duplicate. The music just made you want to be a better person.

It is said, ”that of all art forms music ranks first because it best ministers to human need.” It is unconscionable that our school board would even consider eliminating  music programs. Any board member in attendance at the Festival would agree.

The entire community should tell our school board simply, “do not cut our music programs, increase them. “

John Rajcic, Ramona

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Apr 19 2012. Filed under Commentary. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “Letters to the Editor”

  1. Ron Burrows

    The Ramona School District can't afford a Music Program that has inspired students to pursue advanced education and careers in music, yet it can afford to remove a line teacher from a teaching position and assign them to "Common Core" planning. This is what happens when the common people lose control of our schools to the government. Common sense has given way to politics.

  2. Ron Burrows

    Regarding the comments posted by the Supporters of Ramona Tea’d and the subsequent replies by The Sentinel. The fact that the meetings are being ignored by the Sentinel is symptomatic of a national media phenomenon. Plain and simple, there are no ethics or standards in journalism in our time. Anyone with an average education and a talent for writing can put an opinion on paper. A journalist, however, is supposed to possess more than opinion and average writing skills. They’re supposed to demonstrate the ability to put aside personal bias in deference for facts based on extensive research of the topic. Where is the research? Where are the facts? You can’t very well get the facts without attending the meetings, and this is what a real journalist would do. Of course, if you’re not interested in facts, the best thing to do is ignore them.

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