Lakewood Elementary shows why public faculties require our assistance

Public dollars for public universities

How to turn all around a failing school? St. Pete’s Lakewood Elementary is on the correct route | Editorial, Might 14

Kudos to the principal and all of the crew at Lakewood Elementary University. They defeat the odds. Regrettably, the odds are only going to get even worse with our “leaders” in Tallahassee supplying additional and more and extra dollars to non-public schools, quite a few of which are church-operate. This is not only damning to the public educational institutions but a genuine hit to the separation of church and state. And Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing of the most up-to-date faculty voucher invoice at a Catholic university? As intelligent a politician as he is, this was no coincidence. Shame on him and all of those who voted for the invoice. Assistance public educational institutions with tax pounds, not personal educational institutions — religious or secular.

Earl Waters, St. Petersburg.

My daughter is immunosuppressed

Fantastic day for America’ | May 14

The coronavirus vaccine is a luxurious! How lucky we are to live in a state that has not a single, not two, but a few coronavirus vaccines. And each individual of them delivers from 72{d31c9eb959cbd8dd5e11a3fb458601654244ab002b31d32e852d8d9a09dcaef4} to 95{d31c9eb959cbd8dd5e11a3fb458601654244ab002b31d32e852d8d9a09dcaef4} efficacy. My daughter is medically immunosuppressed to retain her lungs obtained by way of transplant. People like her have small to no antibody defense even right after both of those photographs. Those of you who be reluctant to guard by yourself in a way some others just cannot start out to, are compromising your overall health and these many others by not helping our state achieve herd immunity. Consider benefit of this luxurious others wish they experienced.

Kimberly Newport, Tampa

An unasked dilemma

Dozens may possibly keep away from prison in Capitol attack | May well 14

I just completed reading through the report about probable sentences for those people concerned in the Capitol assault on Jan. 6. It happens to me that we must question our governor if he would support charging and sentencing people men and women below the new “anti-riot” legislation that he so shamelessly advocated. Of class, the query will most likely hardly ever be questioned. Gov. Ron DeSantis phase-manages his interactions with the press to prevent rough questions.

Rick Chapman, Madeira Seaside

In complete manage

Daughter of lawmaker picked for utility board | Might 14

My cereal approximately came out of my nose when I examine Florida Sen. Kathleen Passidomo’s statement with regards to her daughter’s appointment to the General public Provider Fee. “There will hardly ever be an instance exactly where she will affect me or I will attempt to impact her, due to the fact that is not how we work,” said the long run Senate president. That seems like a correctly usual mother-daughter partnership, specially concerning strong-willed and politically energetic family. What could quite possibly go completely wrong? This is what takes place when a person party has entire manage in a condition.

Terry Griffin, Lutz

Absolutely free at last

Wonderful working day for America’ | Might 14

Free at very last, absolutely free at final, thank fantastic God almighty we are free of charge at final from sporting masks. 1 working day we ended up not, the upcoming working day we were. What took place in that a single working day that made the demigods of the Facilities for Condition Management and Avoidance change their minds?

John Spengler, Spring Hill