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School Policies | Woke ideology has no home in Lee County

To the editor: A group known as “The Purple Group” has been formed in Lee County. They spread their woke agendas under the umbrella of education advocates. All Lee County residents must be concerned. I have read and seen “The Purple Group” sending its followers to the Board of ...

School Policies | 10 commandments for Lee County teachers: A modest proposal

To the editor: In the last two years after a plethora of new state legislation focused on education, such as “Don’t say gay,” elimination of unapproved books from the classroom, and woke concepts, our teachers are tasked with navigating a veritable minefield of vaguely written laws. As ...

Biden takes hit for following Hillary’s get-out-of-jail-card defense

To the editor: Joe is following Hillary’s way out of being prosecuted for charges related to her home computer and destruction of her phones containing classified information by claiming to not have willingly done this, because she couldn’t remember. Poor Joe, asked about all the boxes in ...

No deal

To the editor: Separation… boundaries… compartmentalization. In case you happened to wonder about all of the ways you can bend me, this is not one. Let’s get specific. The borders of U.S. allies are NON-NEGOTIABLE. Haven’t you ever heard of the saying, “You do not negotiate with ...

Guest Commentary | A people-first approach to affordable housing

Southwest Florida is home to residents of all ages and economic backgrounds, and the need for affordable housing is growing. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home and the opportunity for a successful future, and it’s critical for our community to rally together for solutions. Urban ...

$60 million parks GO Bond should be reduced to $49 million

To the editor: When we voted for the $60 million Parks GO Bond in November 2018, the city sold the referendum to the voters as having $11 million allocated to Yacht Club Enhancements. The City Council removed the Yacht Club Enhancements from the Parks GO Bond in March 2022 by a Consent Agenda ...

Threatening protest by politicians creates fear

To the editor: When a local political party leader calls his fellow partisans from across the state to a protest rally attacking a teacher under the pretense of resolving a complaint, I am alarmed! Attacking one teacher in this way threatens all teachers, spreading chaos and fear throughout ...

Don’t compromise the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

To the editor: Rep. Adam Botana and Sen. Jonathan Martin are proposing a pair of bills ( HB 957 and SB 1210) to shrink the size of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve to allow for dredging and facilitate development on San Carlos Island. Botana claims that the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve boundary ...

Keep liberal ideologies out of the classroom

To the editor: Last week I read a Guest Commentary in The Breeze titled, “Everybody’s an Expert,” who wondered why teachers get no respect for being experts. It is because many teachers, with elitist attitudes, have their own hidden liberal agendas meant to change the ideological ...