Editorial: Super students

Posted 6/21/18

We hear a lot, and write a lot, about problems at Taos area schools.

This week we want to give a shout out to the students who put the hard work and dedication into their education as evidenced by …

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Editorial: Super students

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We hear a lot, and write a lot, about problems at Taos area schools.

This week we want to give a shout out to the students who put the hard work and dedication into their education as evidenced by the honor rolls published in the last two editions of The Taos News.

They are students from Taos, Peñasco and Questa. Many of those students aren’t from wealthy families or even families where everyone has gone to college, but they have nonetheless risen above all challenges.

Some of those honor roll students are so smart they probably breezed through their homework and exams, barely cracking a book. But most undoubtedly had to work at learning material while juggling all the other parts of a teen’s life: family, friends, extracurricular activities, perhaps a job.

While a grade point average isn’t the only measure of a student’s ability or worth, it is one important litmus test of commitment to education.

Congratulations to all these students and to all the others who stick it out in school. We know it isn’t easy. We know it isn’t always fun.

We hope one day, when you finish high school, you leave inspired to be lifelong learners.

Hey, town: Paint the walkways

Anyone who spends a little time in downtown Taos knows you take your life in your hands as a pedestrian or bicyclist. Streets are narrow and drivers tend to go as fast as they can between stop signs and traffic lights.

It doesn’t help when the designated pedestrian crossings are barely visible to walkers and drivers.

We know the town of Taos has a lot on its wish list. But keeping the crossings well-marked and painted is probably among the less expensive, easy-to-fix items on the list.

We think it is one of the most important items to address quickly.

Painting and marking those crossingscan help prevent accidents.

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