What we really need is a blue ribbon manual arts school. We are shortchanging so many talented children by not providing a school to develop their talents in carpentry, mechanics, masonry, electronics, plumbing and auto shop.

Congratulations to the students at Clark Magnet School, but believe it or not, the students at Clark would not be where they are if it were not for people with these very important manual talents and skills.

Rather than create more schools like Clark, please create a blue ribbon manual arts school.

It may take courage, but Glendale needs to step up to the plate to make itself a well-rounded school district.

Benla Bennett
Glendale