education

Don’t stint on education

I am responding to your article dated Monday, Feb. 1, “School districts looking at merger options.” Why has this option failed to receive the level of urgency it deserves when ...

Save the Sierra vocational courses

I read, with tears in my eyes, how Sierra College wants to eliminate the agriculture, construction and automotive programs (Journal, Jan. 27). So what idiot(s) without any common ...

Blame U.S. ills on psychiatry

Ann Laman is correct (Reader Input, Jan. 25) in that the education in the U.S. has deteriorated and it’s time to get it back. However, she, like most people, is unaware ...

Downgrading education is no solution

Dear Editor: I submit to you the following question: when will we realize that cutting our children’s education is destructive to our economic future? This question occurred to ...

Big problems need fixing

In answer to the letter by Ann Laman in the Jan 3 edition of the Journal, we are in desperate need of a change in health care, energy and education. No matter how bad any health c ...

Have we forgotten about education?

I’m confused. Our town seems more upset about pitbulls, Streetscape and politics than education. Did anyone see the article about building a new jail for millions of dollars (Jo ...

Education should adjust to needs of economy

I spent two years on a California task force looking at education, and in particular vocational education. I have a few suggestions for our educational gurus. With four-year coll ...

Politics interfere with education

At one time it was considered important for students to listen to the President of the United States. We would have been proud to have heard what he had to say — mainly because o ...

Prepare students for the real world

As a retired teacher who once worked under the leadership of Superintendent Bart O’Brien, I would like to congratulate him on a career of sincere dedication to his ideals. I shou ...

Short school year puts US at disadvantage

Touting the notebook while realizing once I Want Revenge was scratched, we wound up with the best Kentucky Derby in decades. Now if we can only scratch I Want Revenge from our poli ...