Northwest NEWS

September 7, 1998

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Make math, science part of daily life

 Taking a practical approach, the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Mathematics and Science Education Center offers parents and others some tips about how they can support kids as they take on challenging subjects.

The world will be in good hands

 We hear so many negative things about American teens, yet what I saw (through the local international student exchange organization) was just the opposite. I saw our kids taking these visitors into their circle of friends, including them in their activities, sharing cultures, ideas, music, languages, food and forming friendships that span the globe. As a parent, I was so proud of what I witnessed, and as a program administrator I feel deeply grateful.

Conflicting land use poses a constant threat

 When presented with this ongoing threat to the Farmland Preservation Program, are our elected officials afraid they might offend their soccer constituents if they speak in its defense?

There is no need for pipeline

 The "need" is for them to make profits without considering that it could be an environmental disaster for our state. Eastern Washington is already supplied by two pipelines from the Rocky Mountains.



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