In response to Blade Editor David Kushma's June 17 op-ed column, "Got that diploma? Now stick around": The community needs to become more enlightened about the positives in Toledo Public Schools. Negativity has been at the forefront for too long.
People should visit their neighborhood schools and see the good things that are happening there. It's easy to complain, believe the negative reports, or turn a blind eye because one no longer has children in school. But our children are achieving, academically and artistically.
Support for children via early education creates a firm foundation for their higher education. A strong school district attracts strong business, which encourages college students to stay because there are jobs. Why would college graduates stay if there is nothing to stay for?
Editor's note: The writer is a TPS elementary music teacher.
Beware ProMedica and its bright lights
ProMedica is on the verge of eating up another hospital in northwest Ohio ("Affiliation under negotiation; Fremont Memorial Hospital may partner with ProMedica," June 2). I warn the Fremont hospital that ProMedica has a policy of placing bright green light-emitting diode tube lights along most roof lines.
ProMedica does this to brand the hospital and advertise its services. These lights can be seen from miles away, and make the hospital look like a casino.
ProMedica did this in Sylvania with no regard to residential neighbors. It's a mark of its dominance and arrogance.
I urge Fremont residents to demand their city put laws in place to ban these eyesores and light polluters.
Flower Hospital lights undignified
I have lived in Sylvania for 43 years and have benefited from the services of Flower Hospital many times. The original group that dreamed about the hospital campus would not have wanted commercial lights to outshine the moon and the stars.
The original planners delighted in the hospital's pastoral setting. I hope the campus can return to its more dignified roots.
Deportations spell trouble for Latinos
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced, according to NBC, that last year there were more deportations than ever, and that half of those illegal immigrants were convicted criminals.
If Latino voters think President Obama is their friend, I have some swampland for sale in Florida -- or should I say Mexico?