Judge behaviour of the majority
Editor: I am writing in response to “Trustees felt threatened,” (The Times, Nov. 7).
“Chairman Steve Burton asked all those present to show respect,” the article states.
I’d like to point out that the majority of the audience did show respect, but that good behaviour was tainted by a few obnoxious people. Unfortunately, it seems being silent doesn’t cause as much of an impact as screaming insults and profanity does.
Why isn’t the Stafford community being judged as a majority, (rather than by a few rude people)? After all, majority vote is how trustees make decision.
In regard to Burton’s daughter, though I had nothing to do with that call, I’d like to apologize. The behaviour of the person or persons who called was extremely wrong, and unfair. Just because she’s his daughter doesn’t mean she has anything to do with his decision.
To Burton, I’d just like to say, “Sticks and stones.” This decision is destroying the future for thousands of children. What does he expect, a thank you?
When people get upset, they want their concerns to be addressed, and since he readily admits that he no longer listens to phone calls and hasn’t answered people’s e-mails, how else does he think people will try to get his attention?
Think about this. A few weeks ago, I was somebody else’s 13-year-old daughter, intimidated and upset. Except in my case it wasn’t because of an angry phone call, it was by a bad decision that would affect my future.
That decision affects where I go to school next year, if I graduate with my friends, and whether or not my younger brother gets the same opportunities I had.
Christmas is fast approaching. Even the Grinch had a heart. Where’s Burton’s?