Date: October 21, 2003
Subject: Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor
Star Tribune
October 12, 2003

Teaching citizenship

I think Jim Davnie got it wrong in his Oct. 5 Op Ex commentary. The new standards will make students in Minnesota schools better citizens. They will understand what it is to be an American after studying the seminal documents of our history. They will no longer be burdened by the multiculturalism that weakens this country by creating citizens that have a polyglot of ideals whether they have value or not.

Loren Piller, Minneapolis.

Time for an amendment

Separation of church and state is one of the most important concepts of American society. Education Commissioner Cheri Pierson Yecke's new education standards are a good argument for separation of school and state.

Deb Meagher, Savage