Misdirected and unhelpful perspectives

OK, so the

Ramona Sentinel

publishes a reader’s opinion, “A Modest Proposal for Ramona Unified School District & Citizens of Ramona.”

This premise of imaginary social malaise is such a misdirected and unhelpful perspective about the future of Ramona’s educational system. Are the current financial, labor, and physical conditions of our schools a joke to you? Yes, the commentary briefly addresses the flagrant, reckless, and possible fraudulent behavior of a previous superintendent. Along with his accomplice “rubber-stamp” school board members, they took out an unsecured conventional loan; under the noses of every Ramona citizen; to build and remodel two schools without any approval from the teachers — RTA, or PTA parents. Maybe they got a kickback? Ha ha

I feel your editorial staff has disrespected and diminishes the hourly, weekly, and often weekend efforts for excellence that every Ramona teacher puts forth every day. After reaching 20 years of serving our children in public education, I do not appreciate your editorial license to publish such tongue-in-cheek sarcasm about our children’s future. So, I must offer this tempered response, on behalf of my students and families.

It is disappointing and disillusioning to witness the slanted, censored flavor of reporting which the

Sentinel

appears to exercise regarding our administration’s performance with regards to better informing the public about the seriousness of the district’s management over its financial, property management, security and labor issues.

Here’s an African adage to remember — “It only takes two people to create a child, but it takes an entire village to raise them.” Whose kid is going to be the next one who goes insane and takes it out on innocent children? A teacher will be standing there.

Then, alongside ”Modest Proposal,” you print the letter, “Let’s discuss school security,” which is based upon such an inaccurate survey approach to suggest that society can now tell teachers to maintain weapons at school – without talking to us teachers first? Ludicrous and offensive information. I will also forward copy of my concerns to the Ramona Teachers Association, so they’ll know that more and more teachers are getting fed up with misinformed local citizens.

Daniel Wise

Barnett Elementary School

   
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