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

Oklahoma Metropolis is a hit story

Reply: “The quarterback will get issues completed — 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 might 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 among the mentally ailing 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 manner to assist the critically ailing slightly 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 large want in all places to actually acknowledge the issue and construct extra psychological well being amenities and employees them with professionals who know the easiest way to assist these sufferers.

Greg Polito, North Dallas

Older motels are an alternative choice for lodging

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

What a terrific concept Cooper got here up with. As an alternative of tearing down completely good constructions, simply redesign and reuse. The identical kind of rebuilding must be thought of when evacuating outdated accommodations and motels. Consider the residents who could be joyful to have momentary lodging whereas organizing their lives. Accommodations and motels, with all these personal rooms with personal bogs, could be ultimate for the homeless or quick or long run keep.

Andrea Jane Welch, Dennison

A stroll is rarely good

Reply: “Mother and father have a proper to know — whereas in good religion, colleges mustn’t hold 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 individuals select to not disclose this data for the sake of their bodily or emotional security. As a youngster, I got here out as homosexual to some mates and academics. I used to be afraid that my dad and mom would disown me, and I hadn’t shared my sexual id with them in years.

I selected the trail out attempting to think about after which create a livable life for myself in a homophobic household. This was my alternative, not my highschool English trainer’s alternative.

If dad and mom wish to know extra about their homosexual little one, they should ask: Have you ever created an affirming atmosphere conducive to such revelations? If this isn’t the case, the scholar’s need to withhold this data is affordable and essential 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 information of the results of the outing.

Nino Testa, Dallas

Add volleyball for boys

Give the boys an opportunity. Volleyball is a sport broadly loved by many, nevertheless it’s not a sport at Frisco ISD Boys Excessive Faculty. 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 presents many advantages corresponding to bodily health, teamwork, and educational advantages.

The shortage of a faculty staff additionally implies that boys who might not have the assets to afford volleyball for the membership are omitted. The district wants to supply volleyball as a staff sport for boys.

Moreover, present coverage at Frisco ISD solely permits ladies to affix the ladies’ volleyball staff, whereas boys aren’t allowed to affix the ladies’ staff. That is extremely unfair and undermines the precept of equal alternative. Additionally it is price noting that ladies are allowed to affix the boys’ soccer staff, additional highlighting the inequality in present politics.

It’s time for Frisco ISD to comprehend 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 Faculty 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 induced a small information story in your newspaper or on Dallas Instances Herald. The rabbit was recovered.

After frequent faculty 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 a scarcity of presidency funding for among the businesses. With a nationwide debt of $32 trillion and rising, I discover it exhausting 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, slightly than a scarcity of funding.

Tracy Wallace, Richardson

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