To The Daily Sun,
This letter is in response to the two students that wrote in and think that the government should pay for their college education. To quote Lauren Bacall's famous line: "The World doesn't owe you a (damn) Thing". I hope you came to that conclusion on your own, and not what you learned or learning at PMHS.
I started working when I was 12 years old cleaning houses, picking fruit. I've worked most of my adult life and am still working part-time. I remember sitting in science class and the teachers remarked how my white blouse reflected the heat as the darker sweaters and blouses kept the heat in. He didn't know how lucky I was to have a new white blouse let alone a dark colored one. Young adults don't seem to want to rake blueberries or pick fruit apples, or such. I've lived on strawberry shakes and grilled cheese sandwiches and never felt like the government owed me a thing. Why is it that the young adults feel they should help pay for the education? Students are getting grants now to help their tuition, as well as living expenses and are not paying anything toward bringing the total down. Parents are taking loans to pay for the tuition, which is essentially the same as a home mortgage.
The government gave cell phones to certain areas now they are contemplating giving free internet services. If they feel the need for such services let them set priorities.
There are individuals in the area with no income and no emergency telephones and the government aren't providing them with phones?
If you work for it and pay for it one may appreciate it more.
Dorothye S. Wentworth
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