He stereotyped me and judged me solely based on my appearance. Is it because I have a nose ring, tattoos, and am wearing a flannel shirt? Those three things automatically qualify me as someone who is about to be foreclosed on their property for lack of payment?
“Embracing civics education in Oklahoma with more than a test” an opinion piece by Amy Curran.
Since the approval of SQ 640, tax policy in Oklahoma has been a one-way street. The Legislature has cut income and gross production tax rates with a simple majority vote, but it is structurally next to impossible to change course and raise revenue, no matter how dire the budget situation.
We are in a place of opportunity. I personally have gone from the opinion of “I’m just going to sell my 2 Sapulpa properties at a loss and get the heck out” to “I think there is hope” and have purchased our retirement home in the district. I encourage EVERYONE to step up to the plate. This is our town and only we can save it.
The story has been splashed all over metro and national news, echoing a myriad of concerns and judgement. As a 1997 graduate of Sapulpa High School, I can say it is heartbreaking not to mention embarrassing.
Editor’s note: An anonymous employee of Sapulpa Public Schools sent this letter to Sapulpa Times, and asked that we do not use their name. — To Whom it May Concern: As an employee of Sapulpa Public Schools, I cannot help but respond to AD Parker’s letter in support of our current superintendent. If Mr. Burr […]
This letter to the Editor was originally published in the June 21st edition of Sapulpa Daily Herald. It was sent to Sapulpa Times by a third-party. I am not a person who normally shares my sentiments and political views publicly. In fact, I have just recently learned how to use Facebook and Twitter over the past month […]
Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published to The Sapulpa Daily Herald’s weekend edition. It has been republished here with permission from it’s author. — I was upset to read of the loss of one of our most respected leaders, Mr. Bobby Alfred, Principal of Holmes Park Elementary. For more than 42 years, Mr. Alfred […]
Editor’s Note: “Impact Oklahoma” is a new column we’ll be routinely featuring from KD Delgado. It focuses on making a difference in the community. KD Can be reached at ImpactOKColumn@gmail.com — Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I want to do something fun today. I want to help someone. I want to teach my kids to […]
This letter comes from former resident Craig Wright. We welcome letters to the editor at email@example.com — letters may be edited for use in publication. Why is Sapulpa not growing? The population now is about what it was 30 years ago. I no longer live there but visit every few months. I don’t see new major […]