New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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EDITOR’SNOTE: A letter appearing the Jan. 27 edition of ' ■ the Herald-Zeitung contained a Tetter with the signature of Rick Bach of New Braunfels.
However, Bach said he did not ’ write the letter, which attacked a Woman involved in a dispute with Ithe administration of the Comal Independent School District.
'*"• The Herald-Zeitung has not been able to determine the true author of the letter.
Claim of need for
Dr. Walkers column in the
• Sunday. Feb. 7th issue of the New ‘ Braunites Herald discussed the
issue of Ute family. It is some-*; thing we all need to take very r seriously if we, as a nation, are to .survive. The root cause of most of . the problems our society is facing today is the breakdown of the J traditional family and traditional morals and values. In the context c of our shcools, this is so evident.
* With the issues of low test scores and discrimination in our schools
- recently, it would be wise to con-. sider this breakdown of tradition as the root cause.
Why are schools failing? More than any other reason, it is children who have no desire or inter
est in being educated. They come to school because by law they are forced to. After age 16, some come to school only because it is a condition of their probation. They have no respect for authority nor any desire to better themselves. They want to be free from all authority and demands.
The children and their parents who teach their children to respect authority, respect themselves, respect God and the laws of living he has set forth for us are being discriminated against. They nave to compete with a liberal lawless society. Their children are exposed to and influenced by arsonists, burglars, vandals, those who carry weapons, and sell and use drugs.
Teachers and administrators jobs are to educate. However, their jobs have now become to discipline and maintain order first. They put up with kids who repeatedly disrupt classes, show up only occassionally and are criminals.
None of our young people are being done any favors rn this situation, including those juvenile delinquents. Life is not handed to any or us on a silver platter. Rich or poor, life is a battle. To teach kids that we will continue to tolerate them, regardless of their behavior, is a grave injustice to them.
In regards to low achievement
scores, consider those kinds of kids, whom we try to educate in spite of their determination not to be. Consider also the special education students whom we give every opportunity to do their best Many of these students in CISD take the achievement test, while many districts don’t include them for fear of lowering their overall scores.
On a more global level, consider that schools in many other countries, for instance Japan, do not tolerate students who are not giving their best to their education. They are out of school immediately.
Our children, our families, our schools and our society are at great risk today.
Instead of blaming our schools, let’s look at our families and ourselves.
Kerry Horne CISD Educator
Change can benefit school district
During the past several weeks I have witnessed CISD and NBISD
administrators and staff members being lauded, warranted or not, and being condemned, warranted or not. I have watched fingers being pointed and judgements being made by those who would piously say, ’That couldn’t (or shouldn’t) happen in our district”
The outcome of the CISD situation will be change. Change is good. With change comes awareness, opportunity and growth.
While it may be difficult to go through such a situation, it is not fatal — and eventually the children of a district will be better served because of it.
Citizens within the NBISD should not make the mistake of thinking that this district will forever escape such difficulties. No school district is perfect, and no administrator or staff member walks on water.
As an NBISD teacher and future administrator, I admire the one who has the courage to come froward and say, “As a district, I think you can do better.”
It is the duty of each citizen,
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parent, district employee and student to remain vigilant concerning our schools and what they do. It is a taxpayer’s right to question programs, practices, and policies implemented in his/her school district
It is a parents privilege to challenge injustices or inequalities inflicted upon his/her child. It is a district’s responsibility to address any concerns candidly, expeditiously and satisfactorily.
Change can be painful and stressful, but it is usually rewarding.
It may be prompted by allegation, investigation, or impatience with the status quo. Sometimes change is necessary and impending.
Maintaining the status quo is not good enough for the children of New Braunfels.
Whenever someone realizes that fact, the process of change begins.
We shouldn’t fear change; we should expect it and accept it.
Our schoolsVill be better for it, and out children will benefit from
Anna Schultz New Braunfels
How about another quality of life issue on this editorial page? I am talking about another vanishing species; the clean, unspoiled country roadside. We New Braunfelsers like to think we live in a relatively scenic and beautiful area. One which makes Continued on Page 6A
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