VICKIE MCELROY, ROSWELL
Tuition, wages are
Let’s do the math: Annual tuition at UGA increased to $9,500, but we cannot afford to raise the hourly minimum wage.
I am a member of the generation that benefited from affordable public education, where my annual tuition in 1964-65 was under $300. I could earn this in my minimum-wage summer job. The minimum wage over the last 50 years has increased by 500 percent. Tuition at flagship state universities has gone up by around 3,000 percent.
State support of public education has plunged since the mid-1980s. We are robbing our grandchildren of the opportunities we enjoyed. It’s well past time to increase support for public education and raise the minimum wage.
PETER C. SEDERBERG, ATLANTA
Braves staying put
was better outcome
Regarding the story “Mayor: Turner Field future bright” (Metro, April 18), it would have been much brighter had Mayor Reed spent more time negotiating to keep the Braves, rather than spending hours and hours to see that the Falcons had a new stadium. It just stands to reason that the Braves should have stayed in the city.
R.L. TURNER, ATLANTA
a memorable visit
On a recent visit to Atlanta to celebrate Passover with our kids, they made reservations for us at the Georgian Terrace Hotel on Peachtree Street. What a delightful place, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but more important was the warmth of the hotel staff starting probably with the most important person, Anthony, the doorman. His Southern charm and mile-wide smile was more welcoming than any I have ever experienced at hotels in my travels throughout the world.
We also met Walter, the catering and meeting manager, about a future event, and he too embraced the same warm, welcoming, guest-oriented approach of Anthony.
What a breath of fresh air in this era of NO SERVICE we experience with many other businesses.
SAUL P. HELLER, JUPITER, FLA.