The Herald Bulletin

March 31, 2014

You Said It: About train mishap, Common Core and more Wigwam news

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

A 19-year-old Anderson man lost his leg after he became trapped under a train car as it started to move. (Article published March 23)

• “Apparently it needs to be said ... don’t try to cross over rail cars! Ever! Period!”

• “I work for a railroad company. It is a known law to stay off of railroad tracks. It’s trespassing, it doesn’t need to be posted. Do there need to be signs that say ‘don’t play in the middle of the interstate’ also? It’s common sense.”

THB: A tragic accident. In any matchup, trains always win.

Last week Indiana became the first state to withdraw from the Common Core math and reading standards that outline what students should be learning. (March 24)

• “I totally feel for the parents and children entering public school systems today. Parents need to take back the control of our school systems. Politicians have no business using our children for their agendas and that’s exactly what they are doing.”

• “Perhaps it’s time to look at year-round schooling. That would decrease the workload on the daily basis. We need to do something because we have a ton of kids woefully unprepared for college, requiring them to take a series of sub 100 level courses just to get up to speed for college!”

• “Leave it to lawmakers, no matter how well-intentioned, to pass laws that never solve a problem and always create more problems. I guess that’s how they keep their jobs as lawmakers. They create the need for more laws. Common Core stifles creativity and individuality. There is no one size fits all.”

THB: Perhaps this will be a step in the right direction for the state of Indiana and we can lead by example.

Gospel singers Bill and Gloria Gaither support Wigwam project with investment. (March 29)

• “Whoa ... this is astounding news. My face = big smile.”

THB: This is great news for those trying to bring the Wigwam back to life.

Hoosier Park boasts track and viewing renovations at season opener. (March 28)

• “It looks really nice inside.”

• “Gambling is a tax on those with poor math skills. If they can afford such a nice facility, it’s because so many people are losing their hard-earned money there.”

THB: Anderson is fortunate to have such a great facility as Hoosier Park. It’s a good community citizen, the facility has created employment and provides entertainment. If you don’t like gambling, don’t gamble.