In regard to the State College Area School District considering closing Corl Street Elementary, I feel this decision has the potential to affect all of us in the State College area, not just those in the neighborhoods served by the school.
The community turned against a 20-year-old UC Davis student who was attacked by a person she knew. What followed was a nightmare scenario with elements common to all victims who expect and demand justice and press their cases.
The ineptitude and poor performance have gone on too long. Despite recommendations and findings of a consultant solicited by the Penn State board of trustees, our leaders have failed to make the necessary changes that would improve our board’s effectiveness and decision-making that reflect the values, principles and feelings represented by the majority of our alums.
Having heard a number of rumors of a skate park coming to the borough, I had an opportunity to attend a presentation that Jamie Bestwick, X Games gold medalist and longtime community member, made to the Centre Region Parks and Recreation board.
While definitions of the “American Dream” can be as diverse as the people who make up this great nation, there has been a long-held belief that each citizen should have the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through their own hard work and determination. Across Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District that hard work is realized in the form of successful small businesses and nonprofit organizations that do so much for the communities they serve.