2013-01-18 / Letters

What’s In A Name?

Dear Editor:

I want to know who assigns the names for these schools, i.e., The Fearless Young Writers Academy of Tomorrow, The Footloose Wanderers of Medical Science Middle School, etc. It seems to me that the fancier and longer the name of the "new" school, the faster its demise.

Maybe we need new names for the commissioners, politicians and educational miscreants who perpetrate and perpetuate such nonsense so they will all disappear, too. They insult the intelligence of the average Joe or Joan.

New slate? Good teachers, anxious to do their job, and more importantly, children who want to learn and have respect for their teachers and fellow students--and parents who will at least have the courtesy to listen to a teacher's suggestion. It is often valid and for the benefit of the child.

Then any number you want to apply to a public school won't matter: it will shine on its own merit.

MAUREEN McNELIS

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