I was glad to hear the reason for schools starting earlier and earlier into the hottest part of summer: that testing should be finished before holiday vacations. I always thought it had to do with football (though if that were true, schools might be accused of child abuse for putting our boys out there in 90+ degree weather).
When it comes to racial integration and broader definitions of diversity, the danger always is that Oak Park will believe its own press clippings. Sure, we're integrated racially, we have a lot of gays, a few Hispanics, some range of economic and class diffusion.
In his Dec. 18 One View (Stereotypes in the gun violence discussions, Viewpoints, Dec. 18], John Erickson promised he would give us a proposal to keep guns away from "criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, children and the suicidal."