It is unfortunate that the parents of Dwyer Middle School feel that their need for community action would be manifested in preventing solar panel placements in areas that aren't pleasing ("Parents protest solar panel site," Dec. 23). I can only wonder at the double standards their kids are being taught as they study science and the chapter on green energy and creating a sustainable environment.
It is a shame that Dwyer Middle School, instead of being recognized as in the avant garde of promoting clean energy in Orange County, is at the forefront of backward-thinking ideology. Although I have traveled the world and have admired 2,000-year-old buildings, I would have driven past Dwyer to view the solar panels. I have never considered visiting Dwyer up to this point.
Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder. Historical buildings are beautiful, but the paradigm is changing. This is why Europeans think we are inefficient and hypocritical. In the long run, though, it won't matter: Necessity will replace tradition and these parents' children will be making very different decisions in 20 to 30 years when they are parents.