What a welcome relief it is to read that — after days of nothing but demonizing and politicking the ongoing terrible events the world over in the newspaper — Laguna Middle School’s seventh-grade world history teacher Marc Townsend and colleague Lauren Knuttila are putting a human face on the refugee crisis (“San Luis Obispo students share ways to help refugees,” Dec. 15).
It is only through learning the root causes of this human upheaval and helping the students understand the awful suffering that they can move on to helping. The students, with their direction, are acting more like adults.
Adults should give it a try.
Bonnie Wamsley, San Luis Obispo