December 11, 2023

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Make educating moreappealing for all

Re: “Instructor scarcity sends retirees again to highschool” (Web page A1, Oct. 7).

I assist the invoice to make it simpler for retired academics to return to the classroom. I’m a senior instructor who intends to proceed educating for a few years if I can.

That stated, I strongly imagine that we now have to make the job of educating extra interesting by considerably rising the pay for academics and dealing to enhance the office by reducing the variety of college students in center and highschool school rooms.

Each pupil deserves to have certified academics of their school rooms. At West Contra Costa Unified College District, we shouldn’t have a professional instructor in each classroom. We should discover methods to amass and retain new academics. Retired academics could assist, however we will need to have new academics to unravel this downside.

Sarah CreeleyHercules

Volunteers, employees keepMeals on Wheels rolling

It’s exhausting to imagine, nevertheless it has been a 12 months since Meals on Wheels Diablo Area was displaced by a fireplace at our headquarters on Civic Drive in Walnut Creek. We had hoped to be again by now, however we nonetheless have no idea what the longer term holds.

As we mark the 1-year anniversary of the fireplace, it’s essential to acknowledge the unimaginable flexibility, inventiveness and resiliency of our employees and volunteers.  For 2 months final 12 months, they labored from parking tons, espresso outlets, coworking areas and residential with none discover.

We’re stronger collectively. The principle constructive final result is proving that all of us assist the mission of guaranteeing our older neighbors are capable of stay nourished, secure and unbiased for so long as potential.

Caitlin SlyGovernment Director, Meals on Wheels Diablo AreaWalnut Creek

BART undertaking needscost/profit evaluation

Re: “Price ticket for BART extension escalates” (Web page A1, Oct. 5).

Your current BART extension story missed some very important data.

Sure, the Bay Space needs the rail ring across the bay, however not this ultra-expensive, very deep single-bore design being pushed by VTA. South Bay communities don’t belief VTA and are satisfied that VTA can’t handle a undertaking of this dimension.

The ultra-deep, single-bore design VTA needs is dearer, will take longer to construct and is much less secure. Fast entry to the floor is essential in an emergency, deeper tunnels are much less secure for riders, staff and first responders. The higher-engineered twin-bore design is vastly cheaper and can take much less time to construct.

It’s time for a full evaluation of choices. The VTA and BART boards ought to take a stand and demand on an unbiased value/profit evaluation of the varied designs earlier than funding this poorly conceived, unsafe and expensive undertaking.

Thomas EdisonOakland

Mass migration isthe dictator’s ace

In fact brutal homicide and destruction of a sovereign nation is a battle crime and inhumane. Rape, homicide, the kidnapping of kids, and confiscation of property and sources are unthinkable.

However most likely the most important and most lasting device the evil dictator has is mass migration. Folks don’t wish to go away their nation or their tradition, however they run for his or her lives towards democratic nations and security. The impression on these nations is big economically, culturally and politically. If allowed to proceed this despicable apply, the dictators of the world will win. Democracies will crumble and isn’t that the purpose?

Dictators should be stopped now.

Zoe SimonsClayton

Democrats responsiblefor mess within the Home

Re: “Ousting McCarthy is dangerous transfer by GOP” and “Republican chaos renews the specter of shutdown” (Web page A6, Oct. 5).

I learn two letters in Thursday’s paper stating that the Republicans ousted Speaker Keven McCarthy. Each letter writers are mistaken. The vote by Republicans towards the ouster was 210. Democrats all voted for the ouster, 216 votes. Republicans for the ouster had been eight. So in truth the Democrats with the assistance of eight Republicans ousted the speaker.

This will likely backfire on the Democrats as McCarthy labored with them in retaining the federal government open. The following speaker will not be so accommodating and the federal government could also be closed the subsequent time the finances is taken into account once we attain the can that has been kicked down the street.

William GregoryBenicia