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LETTER OF THE DAY

Filed at 4:31 am under by dcobranchi

Dear Wendy,

We do.

Love & kisses,

DC

Work together to raise and educate children

In response to the Jan. 1 letter, “Do random drug tests on school staff”:

I am always taken aback (though don’t know why) by the lack of support school personnel receive from people in the community. I am equally surprised by the fact that most of the disgruntled people are parents of our students (who criticize but continue to use the system). Maybe I (a drug-free math teacher) took the letter the wrong way, but it sounded like it was dripping with sarcasm at the expense of school personnel. In which case, I say, why stop with school staff? We should vote for random testing of parents, and I’m sure we would be equally surprised by that outcome! After all, we deserve to know the hands we educators put our students into each evening.

While there are always bad apples, the majority of educators try to do the right thing for the right reason. Most of us are in education because we really do enjoy teaching our young people. For someone to disagree with a board-made policy (note, the school board does not include school staff) is one thing. To make degrading comments about school personnel because of it is just wrong!

It takes a whole community working together to raise and educate a child. If parents are so convinced our students are being educated by drugged-up teachers, they should feel free to use another school system. Better yet, get off the sidelines and get your hands dirty helping with the issues facing education.

Wendy Chestnut
Fayetteville

For the record, I think the letter she’s complaining about was wrong. The stupid drug testing policy was instituted by the School Board. They’re the ones who should be forced to pee into a jar.

6 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”


Comment by
Karen E
January 18th, 2007
at 10:23 am

Before taking office, all school board members should be forced to: pee in jar, have their car, belongings and person sniffed by drug dogs, sit through a DARE presentation, be publicly weighed and measured and examined for scoliosis, swish and spit fluoride with their colleagues, take a suicide screening survey and participate in a banana-condom demonstration.


Comment by
sam
January 18th, 2007
at 11:04 am

so long as it’s not a banana hammock demonstration . . .


Comment by
freerangelife
January 18th, 2007
at 1:44 pm

Good list, Karen. Don’t forget to line ’em up for head lice checks while you’re at it.


Comment by
Karen E
January 18th, 2007
at 2:41 pm

I had forgotten about head-lice checks…ah, the memories of my PS youth. No time for lice around here anymore, what with all the locker searches and strip searches to conduct. Even the lice have made themselves scarce.


Comment by
don
January 19th, 2007
at 12:02 am

The author of that letter really likes to use parentheses (maybe that’s why she teaches math, and not English).


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
January 19th, 2007
at 1:55 am

Wow! She’s worse than I am about that (and that’s saying a lot). 🙂