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 pink 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 have been amazed and happy 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 superb Wavrusa column that addressed the necessity for involuntary civil dedication for among the mentally in poor health 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 severely in poor health relatively than have them roam the streets or be jailed.

Dallas can be higher off avoiding the issue that afflicts Los Angeles with greater than 6,000 psychological sufferers in county jails. There’s a enormous want in all places to really acknowledge the issue and construct extra psychological well being amenities and workers them with professionals who know one of the best ways to assist these sufferers.

Greg Polito, North Dallas

Older motels are another choice for lodging

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

What a fantastic thought Cooper got here up with. As an alternative of tearing down completely good constructions, simply redesign and reuse. The identical sort of rebuilding must be thought of when evacuating previous motels and motels. Consider the residents who can be joyful to have short-term lodging whereas organizing their lives. Inns and motels, with all these non-public rooms with non-public bogs, can be very best for the homeless or brief or long run keep.

Andrea Jane Welch, Dennison

A stroll isn’t good

Reply: “Dad and mom have a proper to know — whereas in good religion, colleges mustn’t hold a pupil’s gender identification 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 identification with out their consent, no matter their age, is disclosure.

Many trans and queer individuals select to not disclose this info for the sake of their bodily or emotional security. As a young person, I got here out as homosexual to some associates and academics. I used to be afraid that my mother and father would disown me, and I hadn’t shared my sexual identification 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 trainer’s selection.

If mother and father need 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 coed’s need to withhold this info is cheap and mandatory for his or her security.

Your editorial misunderstands the necessities of a reworked, idealized life. It is simple to get opinions. Trans and LGBT individuals who endure 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, nonetheless it isn’t a sport at Frisco ISD Boys Excessive College. It is 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, nevertheless it additionally provides many advantages comparable to bodily health, teamwork, and educational advantages.

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

Moreover, present coverage at Frisco ISD solely permits women 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. It’s also price 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 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 just lately been constructed across the grounds of Nathan Adams Elementary College in northwest Dallas. A long time in the past, I took my 3-year-old to the schoolyard on the weekends. Whereas we have been there, we put the Easter Bunny up by the fence. A few of the boys ran away with it.

This brought about 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 college or park police and ISD in Dallas discover a method to open it on weekends?

Michael Haas Brophy, Dallas

Underfunding or reckless spending?

A number of latest letters to the editor have indicated an absence of presidency funding for among the companies. With a nationwide debt of $32 trillion and rising, I discover it arduous 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, relatively than an absence of funding.

Tracy Wallace, Richardson

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