Letter: Trinko column right on target

Thank you David Trinko for your excellent column (Report card can’t judge ‘prepare for success’) in the Sunday, Sept. 16, edition.

My wife and I are retired teachers and could not agree more with your insight. It is interesting that the salaries of the athletic directors (as listed in The Lima News) is probably less than a trained welder, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, computer technician, etc. will make on their first year on the job.

As you so aptly point out, society is facing increasing demands for skilled workers. How dare the State Department of Education slam our public schools for not attempting to force every student into four years of college and possibly mind-boggling debt? College is important, but may not be for everyone.

Lloyd Harnishfeger Pandora

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