It’s not fair to give out student loans.

What’s next, babies get paid to play with food

Is there any sane person out there who thinks that turning high school athletes into pros, as reported in Marion Star’s April 30th article, is a good idea? “Probably a reality for high school athletes.”

I must be from the Stone Age. I thought school was a place where kids went for education, not to get rich through their athletic skills.

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Cross-training and playing multiple sports can help prevent early sports injuries.

This is just another collapse for those who couldn’t care less about education. The parents who will undoubtedly use this should not be parents. Dollar signs are not examples of love. They are examples of greed and arrogance.

What now? T-Ball “All-Stars” getting in on the action? Newborns touting their favorite baby food?

I hope the Ohio High School Athletic Association has better sense than rolling off this terrible idea, but in this day and age, I doubt it.

Robert Neu, Marion

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Where is my student loan refunded?

According to a May 2 article “Activists keep pressure on debt” President Joe Biden said he was considering eliminating federal student loan debt, rather than merely allowing borrowers to defer payments during the pandemic. After paying off my loan years I have no student debt to repay.

But in the spirit of the President’s generosity, I wondered if I could request a refund.

Neal Snyder, Columbus

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show me the money

I read the May 2 article with interest “Activists keep pressure on debt.”

It says there are 43 million people who owe over $1.6 trillion student loans.

There are people out there who are proposing that we cancel all student debt because young people with that debt are having a hard time in life. I understand that. But who will pay these loans?

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The federal government would foot the bill — which means all Americans will foot that bill. How many of you have paid off your student loans and want to give money to pay off other students’ loans?

In my family there are seven brothers and sisters who are college graduates and three are graduate students. We paid off our loans ourselves. It was a challenge for each of us, but we made it.

President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the Capitol as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California look on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Washington.  (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

If the new bill is approved, can we submit a bill to the federal government for each of our student loan repayments?

It would certainly help to have this money for our current needs.

Peter Kienle, Powell

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We all need a lesson in critical race theory

I am writing about House bill 616. I took a course this semester Otterbein University as one of my integrative courses, in which we discussed intensively Critical Race Theory.

After this course I have a better understanding of why it is so important that the law does not pass. Critical race theory is defined as the history of racism and why it exists. It has been described as similar to conventional rights and ethics, but with a broader perspective, including feelings, economics, history and more.

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That is something this is not currently taught in K-12 education.

This type of content is intended for higher education. But if a high school teacher wants to teach critical race theory, they should be able to. Governor Mike DeWine It is true that we should teach to unite, but in order to do that we must also teach differences.

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We need to find out why our country jails African Americans five times as often as Caucasian Americans. It’s important to see the problem before we can fix it. Critical race theory must be taught so that we can unite our nation and work towards equality.

Caroline Rizzuto, Parma Heights

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