Advertisement

Letters to the Editor

Forget the frills

January 29, 2011

Advertisement

To the editor:

If “time is money,” then let’s consider our priorities. What is the benefit or necessity of changing school names? If we change the names of our schools, what is that going to cost? Do we need to spend tax dollars paying people to spend time making such decisions? Even if people volunteer to do that, signs on the buildings would have to be obliterated or changed, and all the stationery used would have to be redone or replaced. Are we just trying to be “in style”?

Please spend faculty and administrator time teaching and encouraging the progress of students. That is the whole purpose of our education system. Let’s look to our priorities. Forget the frills.

Comments

Kimberlee 3 years, 2 months ago

I teach at a college that went through a name change a few years ago. I think they do it with the intention of attracting more students using a less regional name. From Montgomery County to Texas College (as an example- not the school i work for). I'm just a little guy and I don't know what it cost. Changing the billboards/ signs on all the many buildings/ changing the email/ and parking permits must have been expensive- while only slightly bothersome to the staff. Registration is up and has been every semester for the past 2 years- but this is more because of the economy than the name change. There are many highschool students that would normally go straight into the workforce but are instead going into colleges because the jobs aren't there right now.

0

mr_right_wing 3 years, 2 months ago

There was a time in this country when the school names were very generic.

"PS#22" ("PS" as in public school)

But then someone figured that was too boring.....

0

KayCee 3 years, 2 months ago

" Are we just trying to be “in style”?

YES.

0

friendlyjhawk 3 years, 2 months ago

Changing school times in these budget sensitive times is not necessary. School board use your common sense on this issue.

0

Commenting has been disabled for this item.