We need to stop the damage done by guns. President Trump can help by providing money. Is it all about money?

Children must be taught how to get along with others. Many parents are not successful with this. The next influential person in a child's life is a caregiver or teacher.

Many teachers are not given instructions in college about counseling or emphasizing the beauty of different personalities, color or actions. There isn't time in our full classrooms to discuss problems or students to express needs. Schools cannot afford counselors. The money spent on prosecution is far greater than that needed for prevention. There's more to learning than reading or writing.

— Doris L. Bondurant, Bakersfield