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Miller, not Goldfinch
has record we need
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Stephen Goldfinch starts his speeches with something like this: We have a Republican governor, a Republican House and a Republican Senate Only Republicans can get anything done. I'm a Republican. Vote for me.
Is that a threat? What if we didn't vote for him? Would something bad happen to the 108th District? When Vida Miller was in the legislature, she worked with Republican and Democratic governors and Republican and Democratic legislators to get things done for the district: higher homestead exemptions; tax savings; school construction; safe routes to school; protection from coal ash run off that would foul our water.
I wonder what the result would be if all the members of the South Carolina delegation were surveyed and asked who they would rather work with, Miller or Goldfinch? I bet Goldfinch would be surprised with the result.
Writer’s satiric approach
skewers Bikefest plan
Re: Oct. 20 letter from Roy Sizemore, “Leaders’ Bikefest plan shows uncommon ‘bravery’”
Sometimes the best critique is said best with tongue in cheek.
Kudos to Mr. Sizemore
Visitor learns lesson
as principal for a day
Last week I was sent to the principal's office. I was fearful and a little stressed, but took it step by step until I reached the door. Inside was Principal Connie Huddle with a big smile welcoming me to Ocean Bay Middle School. This was my turn to be Principal for the Day.
From 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., I tried to stay step for step with her as she dashed from classroom to classroom. In and out of business meetings, to student meetings, to parent conferences, I was exposed to it all — drop off to pick up. By the end of the day I still had my very first question. Why do we start at 7:30 a.m.? I was tired when school started and I was ready to go to bed by the time it ended.
The teachers were great, the students well behaved, and the school was fantastic. I have an 18-month-old and many times all we hear as parents are the negative things happening at school. Overlooked, however, are the many good things that are happening. Each child had an Ipad and knew how to use it to further their education. The questions and answers were beyond me at many points — in a middle school. Just amazing.
I want to say thank you for exposing me to what are children are doing on a daily basis. Thank you to the teachers and administrators for the hard work. Finally, thank you to Principal Huddle for putting up with me for the day.