SOUND OFF / July 23, 2011

Published 12:02 am Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

To the men who are paving U.S. Highway 264 east of Washington: I salute you. You are tougher men that I will ever be.

I see that only two of the 14 schools in Beaufort County met AYP. That is only 7 percent. I think the school board and administration office need to stop fighting over money and start teaching students. We are way behind.

Something needs to be done about our school system. I read in the paper that only two of our schools passed the AYP. Is it any wonder when a school tells middle-school children and their parents that their previously assigned summer reading is no longer required? This was because scores were so low on reading end-of-grade tests. Does this make sense to anyone? It’s like saying: “Yes, we did bad on end-of-grade tests, so we don’t have to do any summer reading.” Go figure!

What is the law about dogs on the waterfront? I thought it was not allowed, but every time I walk down there, there are a number of dogs.

Are there any changes to school uniforms for this upcoming school year?

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