Thanks for the inspiring article about Sonia Yeghkian (“A better life in a new country,” April 28), who is working toward a nursing degree at Glendale Community College, only two years after immigrating to the U.S.
I would like to see a follow-up article regarding the severe shortage of nursing program openings in the U.S. I doubt that most of the public is aware that nearly all nursing schools have a lottery system to select students from a very large pool of qualified applicants. This includes the sons and daughters of citizens who have paid taxes their entire lives to support the public education system.
TOM HARRIS, RN
Funds came from Los Angeles group
Thank you for the April 30 article “City finds bike ideas in the bay,” which explains the recent site visit to Berkeley that I organized for Glendale city staff and Councilwoman Laura Friedman.