- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Canceled classes having negative effect on students
To the editor:
This is in response to Daryl Fridley's letter, "Public should be involved in cuts at our schools." I am a junior at Central High School, and I am in Fridley's U.S. history class. I completely agree with Fridley's letter and would like to provide a student's perspective on this matter.
Today I was called into the counselor's office and informed that one of the classes I have signed up for was canceled. The class quota was 20 students, and only 14 signed up. This was an economics class, and those of us who signed up thought it was a vital course we needed to take.
I had to figure out another elective to take in order to graduate. I pondered the possibilities and made a decision, only to be notified that my second choice was also canceled but for different reasons. Since Fridley is leaving to pursue his doctorate, the administration has decided not to replace him. That leaves me and the other students without classes I feel I need to take.
Other classes were also canceled, and others are threatened to be canceled. These classes are a necessity to some of the more academic-excelled students. It outrages me that I will not get an opportunity to experience these rewarding classes.
The community and the students should make these decisions rather than administrators who have no idea to what degree this is effecting the students.