I have no problem that every other week, Rufus Sanders states his opinion on various subjects. However, as I've always told my English students at Sandusky High School, it's critical that a person backs up his opinion with facts.
At SHS a Black History Month committee (not the Black Student Union) plans the yearly inspirational program. This committee is made up of male and female teachers, support staff, counselors and administrators, of different races, who decide on the content of the February assembly and the motivational speaker. The entire committee spent many hours working on this year's program to ensure the students would be educated and motivated through the musical and dance selections, essay readings, Power Point presentation by the African-American Studies class and inspiring guest speaker. The organizers and participants of the annual assembly are a true reflection of the diversity that makes SHS such an amazing high school!
Eugene Sanders eloquently inspired the student body and faculty with his positive message.
In fact, he had nothing but praise for the school system and the families who work so diligently to make sure students leave the high school with an incredible education. Why must you, Rufus Sanders, always be so extremely critical of the school system's administration? Why can't you realize that your judgmental, venomous comments do nothing but alienate people in this community? Why can't you take your brother's constructive message about the importance of earning a first-rate education and turn it into a motivating lesson for your readers?
Your brother, Eugene Sanders, said, in essence, that all students should take advantage of the opportunities at SHS and work diligently toward a successful, fulfilling life.
It's too bad that your column negated the uplifting message your very wise brother gave in his speech.