Kids need lesson in responsibility

Ross Talbott

Dear Editor,

I have noticed people, especially young people, throw trash down without regard to the problems it creates.

Picking up trash in our culture has become equated with punishment or menial labor. I believe it should be a point of responsibility and pride.

Isn’t it elitist to expect some wok release person or maid (or parent) to follow you around and clean up after you?

I have a solution. Let’s elevate all school janitors to the status of a teacher and require every student to take classes in neatness and personal responsibility. We could call it, “Your mother does not work here 101.”

Maybe we could be PC and dub it “Environmental beautification 101.”

Ross Talbott

New Castle

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