Homophobic teacher

When I was in middle and high school in Texas, I experienced a lot of bullying. Nothing was done by the administrations, so it was no shocker for me to be on Facebook the other night and see that a fellow teacher at Amanda Elzy High School had laughed at a homophobic post.

I’m writing this because it is statistically proven that LGBTQ youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. As teachers, the expectation is that you will create a safe and welcoming environment for all students, whether they are straight, gay, black or white.

Teachers who have biased tendencies and beliefs have no business educating our youth.

Tax increases

During the Leflore County Board of Supervisors’ meeting in which some farmers attended out of concern for the tax increase that will be assessed, Sam Abraham said something that will fall on death ears: namely, that “it’s not the Board of Supervisors doing this, and it’s not the city of Greenwood doing this, it’s the state of Mississippi. They are continuing to put the burden back on the local unit.”

Many of these farmers will vote to send the same people back to Jackson who are going to cut taxes for big business while taking money from the counties for schools, roads and bridges.

Farmers, stop voting for people because they have an “R” before their name and you will see and get change.

School budget

If the student population is down in the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District, why is there a need to have so many top positions?

Four superintendents, chiefs of everything, curriculum director, student support, literacy coaches, two alternative schools directors, preschool chief and many more. Nothing put in place to increase students’ achievement, but you want more money.

I thought consolidation was to save money. We’ve got less students and more higher personnel. Is something wrong with this picture?

Doug Evans

Regarding the editorial “DA must bow out of Flowers case” (June 25):

Great editorial, and I agree completely.


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