Student opinions are valid |

Student opinions are valid

Jackie Hill, Dru Taylor, Summit High School

We are writing in regards to Maureen Dudley’s letter to the editor “Student protesters ignore lessons of World War II.”

As students of Summit High School, we felt that the comments were very generalized and implied we didn’t have our own thoughts and opinions. We have not been brainwashed by the public school system and have been taught enough history to explore both sides of the issue and form our own opinions.

There are students who support the war for their own reasons, and if we had been “brainwashed,” as Maureen said, the whole SHS population would have been out on the side of Highway 9.

We have learned about Munich and all the events of World War II, but you cannot compare it to the situation of today. The U.S. did not start or instigate World War II, and it was for a much more reasonable cause.

In World War II, millions upon millions of people were being persecuted, whereas today, the issues are unclear. We would just like to say that as students at Summit High, we have valuable and worthwhile opinions that ought to be recognized in the community and taken seriously.

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