Plafkin Brothers-Grand Rapids Board of Education

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Roger Plafkin

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Jun 17, 2013
 
If the purpose of sending a young person to school is to teach them independence and self reliance, then closing South High School did just the opposite; instead of emphasizing the importance of contributing to the community, and providing leadership, students were shipped off to Union High School--out of their community; they were given the idea that it was alright to abandon where they were brought up because the "Grass was Greener" elsewhere. The spirit of South provided confidence, pride, and an energy that could not be duplicated by sending students off to the West Side-Union High School; Gerald Ford graduated from South in 1930; every Thanksgiving members of the 1930 football team would have breakfast together--this included our neighbor, Harold Boscher; that relationship continued over all of the years; Gerald Ford never forgot his team mates; however, The Grand Rapids Board of Education forgot what committment to the community means by closing South High School,established in 1928--the pillar of the South end community.

Roger Plafkin-Plafkin Brothers-Grand Rapids Bolt and Nut Company
Seriously Roger

Hudsonville, MI

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But seriously Roger, I thought on that website you keep posting that Harold Boscher and Gerald Ford were raging anti-Semites?
Sharon

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Roger Plafkin wrote:
If the purpose of sending a young person to school is to teach them independence and self reliance, then closing South High School did just the opposite; instead of emphasizing the importance of contributing to the community, and providing leadership, students were shipped off to Union High School--out of their community; they were given the idea that it was alright to abandon where they were brought up because the "Grass was Greener" elsewhere. The spirit of South provided confidence, pride, and an energy that could not be duplicated by sending students off to the West Side-Union High School; Gerald Ford graduated from South in 1930; every Thanksgiving members of the 1930 football team would have breakfast together--this included our neighbor, Harold Boscher; that relationship continued over all of the years; Gerald Ford never forgot his team mates; however, The Grand Rapids Board of Education forgot what committment to the community means by closing South High School,established in 1928--the pillar of the South end community.
Roger Plafkin-Plafkin Brothers-Grand Rapids Bolt and Nut Company
What a crackpot you are

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