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Vox Pop-March 18

Costing kids too much

If only more of us could tell about the reprimands to people who speak out against the current school system. Those who move up in line to lose jobs, those who disagree with the current policies/projects without respect. I thought education was a place to bring your ideas on how to help kids, not to gain administrative accolades. We are costing too many kids too much.

Might be amazed

Maybe if our schools would get their heads out of books and iPads, they could learn about people and our area’s needs. You might be amazed how much you’ll succeed, how much help you’ll get and how much you will learn.

Don’t drink and drive

Hey lassies and laddies, don’t be drinking that green beer and steering your machine on good ol’ St. Pat’s Day. The coppers and cell phone vigilantes will be all around. Uffda!

We only hear one side

Keith Hansen’s opinion piece on discourse is interesting. He seems to indicate he believes opinion pieces should lead to discussion. How can a topic be discussed when the source of discourse only presents one side of the issue repeatedly? Time and time again, we only hear one side of the right to work issue. No one in the state of Minnesota is forced to join a union; they aren’t charged union dues. They’re assessed fair share fees should they choose not to join the union for the services the union must legally provide to all employees in that business.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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