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Where's the fair play, Laurie Foster?

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I have read the Foster's Fairplay column written by Laurie Foster and published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

I am disappointed, as Mr Foster has failed to exercise fair play in some of his statements in the said column. Contrary to Mr Foster's assertions, the principal of Kingston College has not been involved in any public "punches and counterpunches" with the principal of Calabar High School, nor has he been on any radio programme "airing ... grievances" in connection with any matter arising from ISSA's decision relating to Kingston College student Arymanya Rodgers.

The irony in Mr Foster's false assertions is that Dave Myrie, the Kingston College principal, has refrained from any such action because, in addition to other reasons, he shares Mr Foster's view that one of the primary responsibilities of school principals is "the establishment and maintenance of discipline, good order, and industry" among students.

It is unfortunate that Mr Foster has sought to place Mr Myrie in a category to which he does not belong. I trust that Mr Foster will see it fit to extend an appropriate apology to Mr Myrie.

MICHAEL VACCIANNA

Chairman, KC Board

mmvaccianna@cwjamaica.com