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Welcome aboard the socialist train
To the editor: The purpose of Fast and Furious was to give truth to the constant administration/media lie, about American gun freedom being responsible for the 40,000 drug cartel murders in Mexico, a nation that long ago banned virtually all private ownership of firearms. You think Comrade Obama is a fine president. You couldn’t be further from the truth. 1. In 1996, he endorsed a total ban on the sale of handguns...
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Main closure would affect all schools
To the editor: At recent community discussions regarding the budget shortfalls anticipated in the Kodiak Island Borough School District, it was proposed that the district close an elementary school as a way of meeting reduced funding for fiscal year 2012-2013. Specifically, the idea of closing Main Elementary was mentioned, with several points as to the rationale. The next day it was the headline of the Kodiak Dai...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kids plant seeds as nation reads
To the editor: On March 2, the teachers and education support professionals of Old Harbor School want to get the word out about the importance of children’s literacy. The National Education Association’s Read Across America is a year-round literacy project that encourages readers, both young and old, to celebrate reading. In Old Harbor, we’re getting into the reading excitement, too. Things will be kicked off when...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student likes learning at Main
To the editor: I am a student at Main Elementary. I think it is a bad idea to shut down Main Elementary. Main Elementary is fun and a good place to learn. Please do not shut it down. I am Hannah Tandler. I love Main Elementary. Why does it have to be Main Elementary? I am scared. I am a first grader. Hannah Tandler
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter apathy adds to budget woes
To the editor: As with a lot of people, I have been following the news concerning our school deficit of $3.5 million. I find it interesting that so many people are upset about Main Elementary closing, but I wonder where most of those parents were during our last elections. The high school renovations passed with as few as 2,200 voting. Where were the other 7,000 registered voters? Also the new swimming pool, has i...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Alaska slipping into third world?
To the editor: I have just heard some of the story about the funding cuts in line for Alaska schools. This at the same time we hear about proposed salary increases for legislators and tax cuts for oil companies. Is it just me, or does this sound like a third-world economy? Are we a nation that provides equal opportunity or privileged bonuses? How can we expect schools to rate in comparison to other nations’ and ou...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hooray for godparents
To the editor: My godfather and godmother teach me about God. They show me how to live by example. They are responsible and loving friends. They go to church and pray. My godmother Constance is beautiful and she takes care of elders. My godfather Victor is charming and ornery. He checks on me when I’m home alone to see if I need anything. My godparents sometimes take me out to lunch. I love my godparents. I pray f...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School budget woes dividing community
To the editor: I am writing in support of SB171 and any other possible sources of funding for Alaska schools. We moved to Kodiak 20 years ago intending to stay for two years. The quality education we saw in Kodiak is one of the primary reasons we have stayed in Alaska. I have three children in the Kodiak Island Borough school district. The oldest is graduating this year and has been accepted to five colleges. All ...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cooperation will get borough through school funding crisis
To the editor: I’m writing you as a parent of a student who has truly blossomed in our current school system. If any of you have had the pleasure of peaking into the halls of Main Elementary or any other of our fine schools, you have noticed that they’re not built of brick and mortar, but more so of sweat, tears, laughter and success of both students and mentors alike. The legacies of the teaching professionals li...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cut loose launchless KLC, pay for struggling schools
To the editor: Where are the governor’s priorities? After reading over the Feb. 9 Alaska Budget Report (especially pages 13-15) and the headlines in the KDM yesterday, “Closed School or Teacher Cuts,” I am scratching my head and wondering what in the world is Gov. Parnell thinking? How can he justify requesting another $8 million dollars to bail out the Kodiak Launch Complex and its 28 employees with no future lau...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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