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Teen drivers learn that 'It happens'

Original post made on Oct 19, 2009

Many teens have a horror story about driving: The drunken kid at the party who insisted on driving; the one on his cell phone who had to swerve at the last minute to avoid an accident. Now they are invited to share their stories with other teens.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, October 18, 2009, 3:50 PM

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Posted by B. Lynn Goodwin
a resident of Danville
on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Anything that helps invulnerable teens discover that traffic accidents can change their lives in an instant is a worthwhile project. JMHO. Thanks for sharing this news.

B. Lynn Goodwin
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Posted by Ophelia Payne
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Hey B. Lynn, why don't you keep your advertisements to yourself. I didn't come on here to be obstructed by your lame website. Go rent a billboard or something. Geez Louise. Does this look like google?

Per the story, there should be a new lineup of classes altogether in high school. What problems is society facing today? What issues are important for our youth to be made aware of before they leave to college?

- Health class (SexED)
- Finance class- Teach kids how to budget, invest, and save.
- Drug and alcohol class- With the rising number in young deaths from drugs, why not implement a class which would teach kids the affects of drugs/alcohol mixture on your body.
- Street Smarts Class*
- A class encouraging creativity
- A class preparing kids for their future (learning to write a resume, learning what websites to use to find a job, learning how to write a professional e-mail)

These are all extremely important subjects that teenagers learn through their parents, themselves, college, or not at all.

It is sad how many resumes I review from college graduates who have very poor grammar and do not have a clue about proper e-mail etiquette. So lets do it, scrap history, math, geography and focus on the subjects that really matter, in real life, not an SAT or some other test.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Danville
on Oct 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Ophelia, are you related to Citizen Payne? (yes, I know I am off subject and that the names are fictitious - sorry!). You both write posts that I can really appreciate - I don't always agree, but I always get your perspective.

As a parent of kids in high school, I agree with your proposed class list. I also like the idea of them sharing their driving experiences.

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