I agree with Susan. If letters to the editor, op-eds, and comments, as
satisfying as they are to authors (including me) had a significant impact,
Walt Gardner, a former teacher in LA, would have alone turned the tide. The
"Collected Letters and Op-Eds of Walt Gardner" from the last 5 years would
constitute quite a tome.
The question is How do you get your issues before a larger audience? At the
moment, I don't have an answer. I do have some ideas, premature to speak of
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Subject: Re: Please join in the action! Respond to the Bee on the CAHSEE.
I respectfully submit that arguing in the online letters section of
newspapers, though fun, is a very limited outlet for activism and that
pretty quickly we need to move beyond that into other venues.
I've studied the online comments of local paper here. A few hotheads post
as many as 1,200 comments a month. Most people never look at that section.
Maybe the Fresno paper is different, but I suspect not. I'm just suggesting
that it might be more productive to devote energies to ideas that will reach
a more mainstream audience.
We need comments on the Bee page from as many of you as we can! It's getting
interesting. See below:
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