Letters to the editor, March 30, 2014

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 3:05 pm, Sun Mar 30, 2014.

Headline gives wrong idea of school success

The New Mexican trumpeted in a front-page banner headline (“Capital High suspends 20 seniors for online cheating,” March 25) that 20 Capital High seniors in one class had been suspended for cheating. Twenty kids made serious mistakes and are suffering the consequences. The next day, the paper reported the significant reduction in the Santa Fe Public Schools dropout rate for students in grades 7-12 from 2011-12 to 2012-13 — the percentage was cut from 6 to 2.8 percent — much lower than the statewide percentages. The paper had that important information prior to the earlier, front-page sensation.

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  • Lillian Montoya posted at 3:34 pm on Mon, Mar 31, 2014.

    Lijomo Posts: 12

    Carol, thank for your feedback and your letter to the editor. The ads we run are designed to inform the public of positive impact our hospital has on community from a number of different perspectives. We remain committed to investing in our community and, most importantly, we remain committed to our staff through a number of programs including advanced training, tuition reimbursement, opportunities to advance, home buying assistance, just to name a few. We have also worked hard to ensure physicians remain in our community, which allows our patients and their families access to care that would otherwise not be available in our city. In addition, keeping these practices in Santa Fe creates and sustains jobs that would have been lost if those physicians practices had closed. Our ads inform the public of our services, our access to health care, and also of the many benefits our community receives from our continued investment. Time and time again we hear that we should share more about the work of the hospital with the community, our advertising is but one way we are trying to do just that.

  • Peter Neal posted at 8:45 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 289

    Mr Webster, the last sentence of your letter clearly shows where you stand on gun ownership and the gun "culture". Unfortunately, the Surgeon General's opinions are equally well known, so the type of "report" you propose would certainly be based in a similar way. While I would have no objection to a factual debate about guns, the anti - gun crowd is too often driven by emotion. Any debate should focus on ways to improve gun safety and reduce innocent lives lost due to gun violence, while preserving the Second Amendment .

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 8:02 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 427

    I have also noticed the daily, "affirmations", by Crusty's St. Victim's. The one that claimed so many employees had been employed there way longer than Crusty's, was laughable. I'm pretty sure most of them don't feel the same working there now as they did before these clowns took it over. One of the latest was boasting that they are a Level III trauma center, which only makes people grateful that Albuquerque is only an hour away. Thankfully they do have a helicopter. Stop wasting money trying to look good. Instead put it into the operations of the place.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 7:23 am on Sun, Mar 30, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 872

    Carol, Albuquerque is not a two day journey by wagon, going down La Bajada anymore. If fact, it is less than an hour away.

    You should use some of your dollars creating your own Santa Fe hospital if you aren't satisfied with St. Vincent.


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