Wednesday, March 25, 2009

{The Sun 3/24/2009}

Waste of time

The headline on a recent (March 14) report that the name the Colton Joint Unified School District board had decided for the new high school "irked" GT residents was putting it mildly. More appropriate would be "outraged."
If 124 people voted to name the school Grand Terrace High and only 17 voted for Ray Abril Jr., isn't that a clear majority in favor of the first name?
Instead, the school board went ahead and announced that it was going to be Ray Abril Jr. High School. It is pretty obvious that they had decided on the name beforehand. So why put on the charade and waste everybody's time?
The last time I checked, we were still living in a democracy. Who made the school board emperors? (I thought John Weeks had reserved that title for himself).
The citizens of Grand Terrace have fought long and hard for a high school. Why would they be denied pride of ownership?
And Mr. Taylor, the citizens of Grand Terrace elected you because they felt you would represent them. Well, with your vote you have proven them wrong. I hope everybody remembers that come election time - I sure will!

Grand Terrace

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