Lots of time for lessons

Posted Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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In regards to your editorial of Aug. 12 about the Fort Worth school board missing an opportunity to teach 100 young people a lesson about the unfairness of life, I believe that you have totally overlooked the real lesson being taught here. (See: “Fort Worth school board can’t make it all better”)

Your editorial assumes that this will be the only opportunity for these young people to learn that life is often unfair. However, that is a wrong assumption. Life provides many, too many, opportunities to learn this lesson. The board has no need to do so.

Rarer though is the lesson that there are people, even within government, who are concerned with doing the right thing and being fair, even when inconvenient.

I think that this lesson, with the possibility that these young people will learn it and then pass it on by also striving to be fair, is the far more important lesson learned here.

— Bill Robinson, Arlington

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