Concerning the Nov. 22 letter by Marissa Inzerillo, I would disagree that Running Start is damaging the quality of our society.
In that it has a positive impact on the individual student means that society is positively affected. Budgets can be adjusted, funds can be allocated differently, but people cannot bring back wasted time.
My daughter went the last year of high school to take one credit. I doubled up on classes and graduated from a four-year high school in three years. This year, my great-granddaughter at age 18 graduated with high honors from community college because she lives in Washington and could take advantage of Running Start.
Running Start only offers tuition. Books have to be paid for by the student. Students have the choice of continuing high school or participating in Running Start. What we should be concerned with are the people who drop out of high school without completing their studies and graduating. We should make sure the students are fluent in math and reading in the early grades so they can cope with the studies in high school.
MILDRED WALTON, Richland