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These letters were written by eighth-grade students in the AVID program at Hanshaw Middle School. Their teacher is Cindi Karras.
Thank you for publishing "One price should fit all at state's JCs" (Our View, May 7) emphasizing the negative impacts of two-tier pricing for students. The two-tier pricing creates an unfair disadvantage for the students who can't get the regular course and will further worsen problems in the California community college system.
We wonder why there have been so many teen suicides lately. Many say that suicidal tendencies stem from a hard life. But what is considered a hard life? Is it being called horrible names? Is it being physically abused by family members or peers? Is it being picked on day by day by day for no good reason?