Letters to the editor, March 25, 2014

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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:28 pm, Mon Mar 24, 2014.

Early school release benefits all involved

Regarding the issue of early release for Santa Fe Public Schools elementary school students, it is important for parents and other community members to understand that the early release schedule does not reduce the time that students spend in class. In fact, a half-hour is added to the end of each day, Monday through Thursday, to compensate for the two-hour earlier dismissal time on Fridays. Therefore, students are not losing class time. Instead, they are gaining longer learning blocks on four out of five school days. These longer learning blocks are beneficial because they provide students with more uninterrupted time in which to concentrate and focus on their lessons.

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  • Steve Salazar posted at 2:33 pm on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    ... and the belief that those on food stamps, the unemployed and the poor generally are moochers who deserve their poverty.

    I see this talking point from the left all the time, but I've yet to see an actual video of a Republican saying this.

    The real belief is that you'd like for other low information types to see that and somehow believe it.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 1:10 pm on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    I wonder how many of the cardboard boxes in which Sam's shoppers take home their purchases immediately end up tossed out and destined for the landfill?

  • David Martinez posted at 9:42 am on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    David Martinez Posts: 65

    Working at LANL means I'm already driving past the White Rock Smiths every day.

  • David Martinez posted at 9:41 am on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    David Martinez Posts: 65

    Hand carried it, along with a can of tuna and a squeeze bottle of mayo. I didn't think I needed a big cart for that.

  • Thomas Franks posted at 9:06 am on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    tunelesschalace Posts: 18

    The plastic bag ordinance is just another liberal "makes you feel good but accomplishes nothing" move. Now we'll cut down trees for paper bags, or have unsanitary "carry in" bags to deal with. Oh, well---we feel so on the side of the "angels".

  • Destiny Baca posted at 1:33 am on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    destiny baca Posts: 48

    Love it David martinez. . Drag a bag sucks.


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