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[DID YOUR CHILD HAVE DIFFICULTY WITH ‘SCHOOL WORK Page 6 EDUCATION S E U S S I D R A SCHOOL BO CONTRADICTORY DECISION Most children find it hard to keep up with the pace in. education. It is frustrating for them The Salt Lake City Board of the strong social action organizations ...at this important =) school board. The term “nigger” is board meéting? If they were humiliating and de-grading and any person who uses this term, present, why did they allow this mis-carriage of justice? Perhaps this even in the heat of anger, is is an example of how weak such man was prejudiced. This groups are, unless) they wake up suspended with full pay and and unite in a common effort for reinstated after making “an appropriate apology to the _ equality. Minorities do not have a voice in the present school board. students’. What grand and glorious Hopefully this incident will provide range of programs has the board the inspiration to demand come up with which will help representation by someone who minority and _ dis-advantaged understands minority problems and students, while the school system racial issues = someone who continues to hire and maintain such proudly belongs to a minority obvious racist teachers. culture and can relate’ with. Robert Moore, an attorney who end they soon lose ail desire to leer. We Mey Be Able To Help Education transacted two items of ‘indeed business during their board meeting June 16, which appear to be contradictory. One, they voted unanimously to reinstate James D. Maher, a music teacher at West High School suspended who following had _ been am allegedly racial incident at the school on April 15th. Second, they adopted a broad package of programs, many + of which are federally financed and designed to’. improve educational conditions for members of minority groups and disadvantaged students. In a letter from the board, it was stated that ‘The Board of Education will not condone nor excuse the use by a teacher of disparaging racial remarks to a student nor any other conduct by a teacher which would subject a student in this school system to any unnecessary embarrassment or humiliation...” The teacher was _ charged with using the term “niggers” in the incident. This is typical “wishy-washy” double talk by a prejudiced, unconcerned represented three of the students, charged that the board did not know all the facts in the case. He criticized the board for not conducting a public hearing into the matter, for not permitting attorneys to cross-examine during hearing May 23 allowing evidence witnesses a_ closed-door and for not pertaining to other incidents. The decision of the school board was anticipated by most minorities in the community, but where were YOUTH by ony MeCrark Schools Can Change, by Cynthia Parsons (Stirling Institute Press, 118 pp., $5.35), arrives complete with that proofreader’s nightmare, Here’s proof that all youne people aren’t drug addicts or juvenile delinquents. Teenagers have been making news in Hawaii through the volunteer work of the. Youth Enlisted for Service (YES). Club of Wheeler Air Force Base and Schofield Barracks. The aim of the the “foreward.”” No matter. Those YES Club is to inspire youth to handwritten headings are always participate im service projects tricky. Besides, beyond the benefiting the community. Its 35 foreward, Miss Parsons produces — teenage members run the club some inspiring, rapid-fire advice. themselves, with an adult advisor She attacks such myths as “it costs for each of their three GUARANTEED RESULTS WE SPECIALIZE Bae IN MATH I ree. _LEORY BUHLER where are our: black and brown leaders when issues need action? Bountiful 328-8671 administration when they tell us JIM LEE, JR. EBRONIX oe LEARNING | CENTER 6075 HIGHLAND DRIVE 278-4638 — | oe SERVICE servicemen at the Y, “When you see cake, punch and gifts. This creative the lonely look turn into a smile as committee also decorates, every” the G.I. joins. in the singing, it’s month, the dining halls at Waimano worth the effort.” confides Karen, Home,. Wahiawa General Hospital, who sings with the entertainment ‘and the Pediatric Ward at Tripler committee and is also President of:.. Military .. ‘Hospital. - Tailoring... the: decorations to. suit the ages of the Youth Enlisted for Service. The committee for the recipients, the‘ ‘artsy, + craftsy” group makes cut-outs (such as handicapped travels by bus at 7:30 Snoopy and Peanuts), paints from Wheeler every Saturday ‘morning to Hickam Air Force Base, _ murals, letters, ‘posters and — picking up youngsters at Schofield constructs mobiles for the young patients’ enjoyment. For the . and Pearl Harbor en route to the | Services » Extended: Care Facility (for elderly Joint Recreational patients) at Wahiawa General, Coco program. The teenage volunteers teach handicapped children to palm branches, sprayed gold, and emplanted — in cement in pots, swim, and bowl, and take them become ‘“‘trees”’ which are sightseeing and to movies. ; As part of the Big Brother” decorated with a fresh motif each program at Waimano Home for ‘month: retarded and handicapped, fellows’._ > The YES Club earns money for in the YES Clubb teach recreational ‘birthday gifts.and craft materials by sports, hike with the less fortunate providing slave labor. They even money to innovate.” She castigates committees: handicapped, textbook publishers benton wordly entertainment, and arts and crafts. The entertainment committee gain. She praises Leicestershire’s educational dynamism, Ontario’s performs in wards of Tripler » boys, and have cookouts. Recently, Hall-Dennis report, and Syracuse’s Military Hospital, Wahiawa General they took the youngsters to Hawii’s Madison Project. Her book is full of Hospital, and Waimano State Special Olympic Tryouts for children and teachers and principals Hospital on a regular basis, as well Handicapped Children. Big Brothers working to improve the quality of as at the Armed Services YMCA in who started out with qualms children’s lives. There are no pat Honolulu. enthusiastic. returned from the outing full of The - solutions here. But there’s guitarists and singers left their own ideas and plans for future trips. enthusiasm and optimism. Systems family parties at five o’clock on The arts and crafts committee analysts take note that the critical Christmas and Easter Sunday gives monthly birthday parties at input is compassion. afternoons to entertain the Waimano Home, Ja Sane blazers and with teenagers skirts or take their slacks. © for your chapter, write Youth Enlisted for Service, Office of the Chaplain, 6487th Air Base Squadron, _ APO San _ Francisco 96515. a i : | to Editorial Offices, 975 E. 3300 South Suite 1, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. The hard-earned — better tomorrow and they're willing EDITORIAL BOARD. Wilfred Simpson, NAACP Linda Muntu, BBOS Jorge Arce —Larreta, Manpower Marie Darling, UWRO © Lucy Black, South County Joseph Geter, Apprenticeship Program Editorial Ofe. 975. E. 3300 South Suite 1 | Tel. 480- ee “EDITOR. number uniforms with them when they move, hoping to start YES Clubs all over the United States. They want a Wordpower is published every other Thursday ‘by Wordpower, Inc., a non-profit organization. Bells Ring... know, we care, and we share. ~ As Mrs. Elaine Combs, who started the groups, says: “We all ‘share the same’ problems, and the ‘Youth Enlisted for Service program can and should be adapted to other aread, military and civilian.” _For information on how to get a YES Club started in your community and to get your own publication, identifying insignia, white to work for it today. The YES Club motto is: We Send letters, articles, poems, art work or photographs for cleaned out a horse pasture! Slave labor helps buy uniforms for club members — navy blue “WORDPOWER” When School obligation REED IWAMA 2991 West 3500 South Granger 299-6491 80 South Orchard Dr. Where are our non-white teachers, counselors and school hoard | members? Will we continue to believe the lies of the school READING Diagnostic work with this Coupon without all others. 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