I was very upset to see the article in the Jan. 10 paper about upgrading the campus of Atascadero High School. Do the architect and city planners not see how trashed the school grounds are and how much garbage the students throw around the neighborhood? In my opinion, a newly renovated campus still would be a trashed campus.
If the student body would all join together and care about the environment, then there is good reason for a new campus. But if 90 percent of students, plus teachers and the principal, do nothing to clean up the area trashed by the 10 percent, then what is the point of spending $35 million dollars on people who won’t be taking care of what they are given, because they don’t care about what they already have?
Eldridge Cleaver said: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”
It isn’t just the students who throw the trash who don’t care.
I have been cleaning up the streets, streambed and area around the campus, and I find it very discouraging to be doing it by myself.
The ignorance and uncaring of the few is affecting the viewpoint of the majority. Please teach the kids to care first.
Jewel Shindler, Atascadero