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Letters to the Editor – Sex education, Allen Brooks, infrastructure bill

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Conservative views not working

Re: “Board rejects sex ed content — Move comes as Texas districts face teaching new requirements,” Wednesday information story.

Education ought to train kids the expertise they want to develop into profitable adults. Yet conservatives on the Texas faculty board are selecting to ignore one space the place ignorance can have dire penalties. They have rejected intercourse teaching programs, claiming that information of contraception, gender identification and self-hurt is “inappropriate” for teenagers.

Sexuality comes into play throughout the teen years. Our youth want details and dependable data so as to make wise choices. Otherwise, their intercourse schooling is influenced by social media, TV, films and different teenagers with their very own agenda.

The indisputable fact that Texas has certainly one of the highest teen delivery charges in the nation signifies that these conservative views will not be working. Teaching abstinence is vital however so are details about contraception, gender identification, STDs and sexual abuse. The penalties of a teen being pregnant are even worse now with our state’s overly strict abortion legal guidelines. A lady’s whole future will be sabotaged whereas doing little hurt to the male contributing to her situation. To me, that’s “inappropriate!”

Sally Lee, Frisco

Read up on social justice

Re: “’This is a huge step for Dallas,’” by Sharon Grigsby, Wednesday information column.

Many thanks to Grigsby for this story about Remembering Black Dallas founder George Keaton Jr.’s devoted work to carry a historic marker to Dallas that commemorates Allen Brooks’ life and acknowledges the shameful and horrific lynching that occurred in Dallas in 1910.

I need to advocate that these thinking about racial justice learn Bryan Stevenson’s e book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and watch the award-successful documentary about Stevenson’s work in founding the Equal Justice Initiative and the National Memorial for Peace and and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. The memorial is a shrine to America’s victims of lynching. The movie, True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, is on the market on YouTube.

And I need to thank my church, Grace United Methodist Church in Dallas, for making me conscious of the vital work that Stevenson has completed in the battle for equal justice for all.

Patty Turner, Dallas/Hollywood Heights

Will Texas refuse funds?

Since Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, John Cornyn and different Texas Republican House of Representative members voted in opposition to President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, will they be refusing infrastructure cash and upgrades?

Danny Barnes, East Dallas

False equivalence

Re: “Political Malpractice — Texas leaders’ refusal to support beneficial infrastructure bill is a signal of our broken politics,” Wednesday Editorials.

This editorial offers a false equivalence between Democratic help for the Build Back Better bill and Republican objection to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Democrats help BBB as a result of they imagine in the insurance policies that undergird it. Republicans refused to help the Infrastructure Act for purely a political purpose (denying President Joe Biden a “win”) regardless of the reality they’ve a protracted observe file of help for, and proceed to help, the undergirding insurance policies (funding in roads, bridges, electrical grid, and so on.) the act seeks to implement.

Kelly W. Breazeale, East Dallas

Misguided pondering

Thank you for stating the apparent on this editorial’s subtitle “Texas leaders’ refusal to support beneficial infrastructure bill is a signal of our broken politics.” I nonetheless can’t clarify why you deserted that theme in the physique of the textual content. As the Texas Republican machine’s main function is the era of marketing campaign funding, we will make sure that the cash flowing from Washington will enhance Texas’ infrastructure considerably whereas concurrently paying again Republican marketing campaign debt via profitable contracts for the machine’s main donors.

Your failure to point out that the $1.2 trillion program was trimmed down considerably once you criticize the preliminary measurement of Biden’s “Build Back Better” proposal exhibits the meant bias of the editorial.

In this bipolar political world, starting negotiations at an affordable place to begin could be ineffective. You have to begin by asking for a ridiculous amount of cash as a result of you will want to negotiate downward. The entire editorial is as misguided as pondering that, when holding all the energy, Republican politicians in Texas would do something which may lead to the concept that Democrats will not be horrible folks.

Kenneth Mathias, Grand Prairie

O’Rourke revisited

Looks like the incessant cheerleading and promotion by The Dallas Morning News of Robert Francis O’Rourke has begun as soon as once more. Another 12 months of electioneering for an empty swimsuit.

Dan Stewart, Dallas

Waiting to see these panels

Since the present administration favors photo voltaic power, when will all federal buildings, together with the White House and the Capitol constructing, have photo voltaic panels put in? How about electrical autos for all federal businesses, together with electrical limousines for members of Congress?

Kenneth Stradley, Murphy

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