Letters to the Editor: Go ahead, major in English. Just don’t go into debt to do it!
March 3, 2009
Lies, damn lies and the state’s
March is a wonderful month for students, because it’s spring break for all but those in need of it to return to the real world with more money in their pockets. What better place for a student from the Class of 1960 to have a free weekend, than to write to “The Old Towne Press”, located in the new and improved State’s University Press building, which is the headquarters of the University of Tennessee?
Here’s my letter:
To the Editor:
“The Old Towne Press”
March 3, 2009
Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Editor. I’m writing to you on behalf of Dr. Fred Jones, Senior English Senior at Tennessee State University and I’m sure you’re the first to welcome this letter.
I am a junior and I know that I would benefit greatly by being part of your school. I believe you’ve mentioned that you are a Christian institution. So, please continue to use the Bible as your guide in decision-making. I am also familiar with what is often referred to as “The Big Three”: the Bible, prayer and good old common sense.
I am writing to share with you Dr. Fred’s situation with his university. Please know that I have never once heard the words “God, Please help me” coming back from his lips when he has been asked how he is doing. This has made me think twice about the institution of my parents in starting my children in this Christian university.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been a student here, but I am also a teacher in the Tennessee Department of Education. In the past four years, I have never been reprimanded, scolded or disciplined by my principal or my department for any wrong acts