Letters to the Editor – Oklahoma City, mental health, senior housing, gender identity

Oklahoma Metropolis is a hit story

Reply: “The quarterback will get issues accomplished — Oklahoma Metropolis is neither purple nor blue and leads unanimously. America can, too,” by David Holt, Sunday Opinion.

Thanks for highlighting Mayor Holt and my ancestral homeland. Oklahoma Metropolis is a vivid instance of Republicans and Democrats working collectively on civic points and financial improvement.

My grandparents had been amazed and pleased with fashionable Oklahoma. The Oklahoma success story is pushed by the pro-business insurance policies of Holt and Governor Kevin State. God bless America!

Peter Webb, New York, NY

An involuntary civic dedication is required

Reply: “We are able to cease a disaster in its path – an involuntary civil dedication could interrupt a psychological well being problem earlier than it results in crime” by Zach Wafrossa, Saturday Opinion.

Thanks for the wonderful Wavrusa column that addressed the necessity for involuntary civil dedication for a few of the mentally sick in determined want of intervention. It precisely and systematically outlines the precise course of that protects each the general public and the affected person earlier than such an motion is taken.

Many healthcare professionals hail such an method because the extra compassionate means to assist the critically sick moderately than have them roam the streets or be jailed.

Dallas could be higher off avoiding the issue that afflicts Los Angeles with greater than 6,000 psychological sufferers in county jails. There’s a big want in every single place to really acknowledge the issue and construct extra psychological well being services and employees them with professionals who know one of the simplest ways to assist these sufferers.

Greg Polito, North Dallas

Older motels are another choice for lodging

Re: “Empty malls are excellent for senior residents,” by Bruce Cooper, Friday Letters.

What an awesome thought Cooper got here up with. As a substitute of tearing down completely good constructions, simply redesign and reuse. The identical sort of rebuilding needs to be thought of when evacuating outdated inns and motels. Consider the residents who could be joyful to have momentary lodging whereas organizing their lives. Lodges and motels, with all these non-public rooms with non-public bogs, could be best for the homeless or brief or long run keep.

Andrea Jane Welch, Dennison

A stroll isn’t good

Reply: “Mother and father have a proper to know — whereas in good religion, faculties mustn’t preserve a pupil’s gender id secret,” Thursday’s editorial learn.

There’s a quite simple phrase for the motion your article requires: picnic. Revealing details about an individual’s gender or gender id with out their consent, no matter their age, is disclosure.

Many trans and queer folks select to not disclose this info for the sake of their bodily or emotional security. As an adolescent, I got here out as homosexual to some pals and academics. I used to be afraid that my mother and father would disown me, and I hadn’t shared my sexual id with them in years.

I selected the trail out making an attempt to think about after which create a livable life for myself in a homophobic household. This was my selection, not my highschool English instructor’s selection.

If mother and father wish to know extra about their homosexual youngster, they should ask: Have you ever created an affirming surroundings conducive to such revelations? If this isn’t the case, the scholar’s want to withhold this info is cheap and crucial for his or her security.

Your editorial misunderstands the necessities of a remodeled, idealized life. It is simple to get opinions. Trans and LGBT individuals who undergo from its penalties have a deep data of the implications of the outing.

Nino Testa, Dallas

Add volleyball for boys

Give the boys an opportunity. Volleyball is a sport extensively loved by many, nevertheless it isn’t a sport at Frisco ISD Boys Excessive College. This can be a disgrace, as a result of many boys would like to have the chance to play on a faculty staff. Not solely is it a enjoyable and thrilling sport, but it surely additionally affords many advantages similar to bodily health, teamwork, and tutorial advantages.

The shortage of a faculty staff additionally signifies that boys who could not have the sources to afford volleyball for the membership are neglected. The district wants to offer volleyball as a staff sport for boys.

Moreover, present coverage at Frisco ISD solely permits women to affix the ladies’ volleyball staff, whereas boys usually are not allowed to affix the ladies’ staff. That is extremely unfair and undermines the precept of equal alternative. It’s also value noting that women are allowed to affix the boys’ soccer staff, additional highlighting the inequality in present politics.

It’s time for Frisco ISD to appreciate the significance and worth of providing boys volleyball as a highschool sport.

Manish Senthilkumar, Plano

Ought to the schoolyard be a fortress?

A excessive fence has lately been constructed across the grounds of Nathan Adams Elementary College in northwest Dallas. Many years in the past, I took my 3-year-old to the schoolyard on the weekends. Whereas we had been there, we put the Easter Bunny up by the fence. A number of the boys ran away with it.

This prompted a small information story in your newspaper or on Dallas Instances Herald. The rabbit was recovered.

After frequent college shootings and the failure of the Uvalde police, Nathan Adams’ schoolyard is now a fortress. Can the varsity or park police and ISD in Dallas discover a strategy to open it on weekends?

Michael Haas Brophy, Dallas

Underfunding or reckless spending?

A number of current letters to the editor have indicated an absence of presidency funding for a few of the businesses. With a nationwide debt of $32 trillion and rising, I discover it onerous to imagine any company is underfunded. If that’s the case, it is because of reckless spending and the failure of our elected representatives to prioritize, moderately than an absence of funding.

Tracy Wallace, Richardson

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