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Letters to the Editor — May 14, 2023

Carroll’s court docket win

It’s gratifying that the long-term distress inflicted on E. Jean Carroll by former President Donald Trump has been affirmed by a jury and that she was awarded a big sum of money for what befell her when she encountered him — and extra just lately, as he defamed her (“Defame & fortune,” Might 10).

I applaud Carroll for her braveness and willpower.

Might the jury’s verdict convey peace and luxury to her and to different ladies who’ve been abused by males who consider that they could seize ladies “by the p - - - y” if they’re sufficiently necessary and highly effective.

Oren Spiegler

Peters Township, Pa.

Let faculties decide

Some Albany legislators try to maintain faculties from selecting the scholars they admit to their very own colleges, particularly if they’re legacy college students or ask for early admission standing (“Invoice to nix early admit, legacies at faculties,” Might 9).

Not permitting personal faculties to decide on their college students would infringe upon colleges’ rights to determine who attends their very own establishments.

Like a personal enterprise, personal faculties should pay all their bills or perish — as many have.

Forcing faculties to confess one scholar over one other strictly as a result of she or he doesn’t have relations who beforehand attended could also be unfair to the scholars whose tutorial potential is larger, even when they’ve these benefits.

Funding and scholarships are at all times out there for economically challenged college students who’re motivated and deserving of economic assist.

Ray Starman


Anti-charter Dems

Kowtowing to the corrupt lecturers union is barely a part of the rationale the Democrats oppose the Minisink constitution college and different instructional selections exterior the common public-school system (“UFT Wins, Harlem Youngsters Lose,” Editorial, Might 11).

The burden of the worst public colleges falls disproportionately on minorities, particularly blacks.

Thus, college alternative disproportionately advantages minorities, giving them a significantly better instructional possibility and due to this fact rising their possibilities of getting out of poverty and lowering their dependence on liberal politicians.

Democrats can’t enable that.

Democrats search to keep up poor individuals (disproportionately minorities) in crime-ridden neighborhoods with no jobs and minimal schooling.

All their coverage selections — from bail reform to opposing instructional option to intentionally pricing unskilled employees out of the labor market — evince that very same object.

It’s time to name them out and to get secure neighborhoods, high quality housing, instructional alternative and employment for minority neighborhoods to revive the rising black center class.

Tim Phares

Laurel, Md.

Killer for co-ops

Nice editorial on Native Legislation 97, which can economically cripple each co-op and condominium in New York Metropolis and their residents (“NYC’s Mad Inexperienced-Constructing Legislation,” Might 8).

Owners for a Stronger New York and a few Metropolis Council members are providing weak-kneed opposition, asking for delays in enforcement or tax breaks (who do you suppose pays for these?).

This pointless legislation serves nobody besides the “inexperienced” industrial advanced and the politicians that reap its marketing campaign donations.

This legislation should be repealed. In lieu of that, condominium and co-op boards should act as one, merely not comply and ignore any and all fines.

The town has zero leverage to implement this legislation.

It’s time we stood as much as this insanity.

Simply say no.

Marc Horowitz

Floral Park

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