Your opinions for July 18
It is “The lawsuit alleges that the DOE, the BOE and the principal failed to protect a female student” (Tribune-Herald, July 8).
I am a single dad with two grown daughters.
When my youngest was in second grade, they expressed their interest in taekwondo martial arts by leaving a library book on my kitchen table.
My oldest daughter became a second degree black belt and was a taekwondo instructor before getting married and being a mom. My youngest has reached the advanced brown belt.
Both girls are pretty and have had issues with the sex-obsessed bullies.
While in middle and high school, the two girls came to me, privately, and asked my permission to take out the problem boys who were bullying them.
I granted it. Both left their attackers on the ground.
My youngest daughter was then physically assaulted in college by a meth-crazed boyfriend who attempted to kill her. His lawyer tried to convince a jury that the significant injuries he sustained in this attempt made my daughter the abuser. Good try. He spent a year in prison.
Taekwondo saved his life.
There are other martial arts. The quality of education is important. As our society collapses, all girls without exception should be educated to the level of their best interests.
This is how you do it, parents. Our “awakened” institutions will not protect your daughters.
Twenty-one thousand Chicago public school students are left behind each year.
Minority students attend schools which have failed to prepare them for adult life. These students lack basic reading, science and math skills. Academic success is essential for success later in life.
In Baltimore, the reading proficiency rate among high school graduates is 11%. Ditto for math.
These terrible public schools can be found in almost every downtown community across the country.
In a July 11 letter to the editor (Tribune-Herald, Your Views), Vince Keelan wrote: “It takes real courage to take the time and effort to develop quality lesson plans on racism in the States. -United.
I would say class time is best spent teaching kids to read, learn science, and understand math. Leave racial and gender politics outside of K-12 schools.
Let’s see what really happens in classrooms where only a small percentage of students can even read at grade level. Putting cameras in the classrooms of underperforming schools can help shed light on the deplorable education these minority students receive.