2018-01-04 / Letters

Adults should learn by handling of ‘war cries’

To the editor:

I applaud your editorial “No place for war cries“ in the Dec. 28, 2017, issue of the Enterprise. Some seem to think that any discouragement of name-calling or bigoted taunting is an infringement on free speech, even for school children.

When I was a teenager, such behavior at sporting events was regarded as unsportsmanlike, and rightly discouraged by our teachers and coaches.

Fortunately, the staff of Glen Lake and Suttons Bay schools chose to handle the “war cries” incident wisely, teaching our young people the importance of common courtesy and treating others with respect in our public life. One wishes that some adults could learn to do the same.

Alice Littlefield
Isthmus Road, Omena

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