Public education needs more support from parents to educate students


Parents are geared to shield their youngsters.  They don’t need them studying about intercourse, homosexuality, slavery, race relations, bloodbath of native peoples, lynchings, unhealthy language or a bunch of evils. Parents suppose they are going to educate the “truth” at dwelling.  But many of the robust topics are by no means raised or are handled superficially. 

School boards make use of properly ready lecturers and librarians who in flip depend on students and reviewers to select probably the most correct visions for readers.  School boards want the support of parents and will again up their lecturers.  Fundamental points coping with human rights and data are concerned. Cutting out books will finally imply youngsters turning to the web, to pretend data and what they hear from classmates. This just isn’t a successful mixture.

Donald Hoffman, Boynton Beach

Be cautious of restraints on police

The Kim Potter case relating to her error in capturing her gun, pondering it was her taser is with out query, fairly devastating. However, contemplating that Daunte Wright had refused a number of cops calls for to cease and comply, for which  procedural  use of lethal power was acceptable, although not prudent on this case. Had she used her gun with deliberate intent, it will have been inside her proper. We want to be very cautious not to confine police to a procedural straight jacket for the required break up second demand choices  of their job.

Bob O’Donnell, Jupiter

A jab is a jab, is not it?

I’m wondering what number of people who find themselves refusing to take the Covid vaccines would refuse a brand new most cancers drug, in the event that they had been recognized with most cancers, and had been instructed {that a} new drug had been very profitable in halting and maybe curing their most cancers?

David Schindler, Juno Beach

I used to be studying the letter to the editor blaming President Biden for the sharp enhance in Medicare. I’m reminded {that a} good Republican by no means lets information get in the way in which of a very good story. The proven fact that the majority of the premium enhance is due to a brand new Alzheimer’s drug that the producer has priced at $56,000 a 12 months for the therapies. The Republican Party is chargeable for stopping Medicare, by regulation, from negotiating a quantity low cost on drug costs. Other international locations get quantity reductions from the exact same American drug firms that cost us retail. Considering Medicare impacts senior residents I consider the Republicans are technically responsible of elder abuse by proxy.

William Damato, Boynton Beach

Only two religions disparage vaccines

Following up on the Dec.12 article in regards to the 4,700 members of the Air Force in search of non secular exemptions from being vaccinated, would somebody please checklist these religions that say their followers mustn’t take the vaccine? According to, of the key religions practiced within the United States, solely the Church of Christ, Scientist, “Christian Scientists,” and the Dutch Reformed Church are the 2 non secular teams that brazenly discourage vaccination. Islam within the United States, for probably the most half, has not opposed vaccination below the precept of necessity, that means that vaccines are needed for well being, so that they can’t be prohibited by non secular regulation.

Joanna Crilly, Wellington