I challenge the silent majority to come forward with a fierce
roar in defense of not yourselves, but of the standards that we as students of
an earlier generation took pride in achieving with enthusiasm. We accepted
the tough moral, ethical, physical and mental standards that were driven home
each day in our participation of extra-curricular activities.
do not take that positive stand, and the negativism continues to penetrate, I
see in the next decade that dance/drill teams will be an "endangered
species". School administrators will find an instant solution to the
negative feedback disband the source of the problems-dance/drill team.
Write those positive letters praising your school program and its leadership.
How very rare it is that an administrator might hear a positive note from a
parent instead of a complaint - and how much good would it create?
Think about it... and, think long and hard... because the
reality is here and now. We are losing ground quickly and losing the
talented and dedicated directors that are so valuable to our profession as well
as spoiling the realism that our children must see.
A concerned parent and a former director from Texas