Cheers & Jeers: A poor headline |

Cheers & Jeers: A poor headline

Summit Daily Editorial Board

Jeers: To the Summit Daily News, which indicated in a front-page headline Thursday that Summits schools are failing. We are proud of our schools and the students they produce, and we know that the dedicated teachers and administrators offer a truly great education. The fact that the schools slipped in ever-tougher federal testing standards just one measure of accountability and student aptitude is not a sign of failure so much as a goal to be even better.Jeers: To Colorados 527 groups. Were all for free speech, but we all pay the price for this kind of negative spin. Cant candidates just tell us why theyre good, instead of dwelling on why their opponents are the spawn of Satan?Cheers: To Colorados highway workers, toiling hard right up to the snow-drawn deadline to give us the best roads possible. We usually think of them as an impediment as they bottleneck our drives to and from Denver, but without them, just imagine what I-70 would be like .Cheers: To the aspen trees and their remarkably bright colors this year. We realize the aspen cant hear or comprehend our praise, but we appreciate them sticking to the plan of turning gold and all even as their lodgepole brethren have fallen prey to the evil bark beetle. Cheers: To the many candidates for public office who have been in our office lately to talk about their campaigns. Theyve also been participating in forums, appeared on the radio and TV and are out knocking on doors and shaking hands. Its exciting to see our local candidates avoiding, for the most part, the negative campaign strategies taking place on the national level. If all politics is local, then politicians could learn a few things from the folks who actually have to face their constituents on a daily basis.

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