Dear Sir or Madam of Seattle Public Schools,
It was recently brought to my attention that Catholic Schools are advertising on Public High School IDs. This is deplorable.
This kind of religious propaganda is inappropriate for a public school. Public schools are funded with public money for people of all religious persuasions, so lending the schools's credibility to the Catholic Church is not appropriate. In addition, the card implies that atheists are not welcome ("welcomes students of all faiths") and that an all powerful god exists ("the gifts that God has given to each student"). This is discrimination, bias and brainwashing that should be left out of a secular public institution.
Finally, adolescent people are very suggestible lot. Exposing them to seductive religious rhetoric ("welcome", "nurture", "true to the spirit", "gifts .. given", "strive... for excellence", "enrichment") is irresponsible on the part of the school administration, leaving them vulnerable to a preying third party (no pun intended). If parents or families want this kind of influence they should go someplace else, but the kids should not have that treatment at a public school.
I request that you reissue these school IDs and apologize for failing to adequately protect, respect and educate our children.