Having lived in Upper Arlington since 1948 and having been a student at Barrington, Jones and Upper Arlington High School -- class of 1959, first to go to the "new" building for three years -- I was puzzled by Superintendent Paul Imhoff's recent remarks saying "those buildings were built in the 1950s where it was all about preparing kids for more of a factory model during the Industrial Age."

Is Imhoff not aware that UAHS has always been a college prep school? It was common in the 1950s for more than 90 percent of our graduates to go to college.

We were the envy of other schools, not for our buildings, but for our education by great teachers and for our supportive parents.

James C. Bieber, O.D.

Upper Arlington