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Educating children in public schools has a positive effect on society

Letters to the editor

January 23, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is a response to the letter titled “Reader objects to idea private schools are so children aren’t ‘mixing’” by Bob Horas in the Dec. 13 edition of the Call. The last two sentences of his letter caught my eye: “Many of us are not wealthy but bel...

All aldermen should do homework on city proposals, resident says

Letters to the editor

January 22, 2019

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: I want to comment on Mr. Kurt Eichholz’s Dec. 6 letter on the Tidal Wave gas station and car wash. I wish everyone would do their homework on proposals to the Board of Aldermen. Obviously, Ward 2 Alderman Casey Wong did. Case in point, Jimmy John’s restaura...

Mehlville’s declining ACT scores worrying for this concerned reader

Letters to the editor

January 18, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Since 2015 there has been a significant decline in the composite ACT (American College Test) score from Mehlville School District students. The composite ACT is a test taken by high-school seniors and represents an average of English, math, reading and science...

Studying up on grammar, arithmetic and science makes a millionaire

Letters to the editor

January 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Your children and grandchildren can become millionaires. A local warehouse club has excellent, fun, bargain-priced paperback books called “Comprehensive Curriculum” (pre-kindergarten through sixth grade) and “Biggest Book of Science” — for English gra...

Oakvillian thanks kind officer for helping him out in a tough situation

Letters to the editor

January 5, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I was in local hardware and picked a battery for my father-in-law’s key fob. Reached for my wallet — oh boy, left it at home. My frustration must have been spotted easily, as a couple came to me and asked if they could help. They insisted and paid for the ...

Catholic Church does a disservice to the Bible with abuse ‘cover-up’

Letters to the editor

January 4, 2019

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: The Bible teaches, “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11) So why does the Catholic Church hide their pedophiles instead of turning them over to the civil authorities? Why? What is the motivation be...

Lindbergh resident: Separate is not equal even if it follows VICC law

Letters to the editor

January 3, 2019

Letters to the Editor To the editor: On the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC) website, it states that in 1999 racial integration was no longer mandated in public schools around St. Louis. With this revision in place, schools could opt to keep the transfer program running, but it is ...

Mental-health professional questions president’s ability to serve term

Letters to the editor

January 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: This is in response to the Nov. 29 letter by Jan Tucker of Oakville questioning one Allen Weber’s view written on Oct. 4 that Donald Trump is mentally ill. She questioned his qualifications to make that determination since he was not a mental-health professio...

How politicians could create an ‘Auld Lang Syne’ for the new year

Letters to the editor

January 2, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: My Call acquaintance, Gloria Lloyd, Has thusly brought to mind That politicians think their best When they have all resigned. For once in office, They forget The cause for which they signed Instead, they get their egos met While to the public, blind. If...

Media lead ‘daily and despicable moral rot,’ but should be bipartisan

Letters to the editor

December 29, 2018

To the editor: I feel a profound duty to have a discourse concerning Mr. Scott Rodgers’ statement in his Nov. 29 letter of “moral rot” in our present government. Is it all right for 95 percent of the media to chastise, belittle, use Nazi rhetoric in describing our President Donald J. Trump? Also...

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