Letters to the Editor

Ideally, education should be a partnership

In response to J.M. Stone’s April 10 letter to the editor (“Money won’t solver the real problem”), which was in support of Liv Finne’s April 3 Guest Opinion (“Schools need better teachers, not more money”), I have to ask, are you crazy?

Teachers making $50,000 a year to work nine months?

My daughter went to college for six years, has a master’s degree and would make $34,000 a year if she could get a full-time teaching position — which is spread out over 12 months.

Maybe after working for 20 years as a teacher she could make $50,000 at the end of her career.

Does the public realize it isn’t the job of teachers to raise our children? It’s very hard to teach ABC’s and 1,2,3’s when they also have to teach respect for others, be a therapist and deal with children who spit, kick and hit the teachers and others.

The teachers are then told by the parents that they don’t have time to read to their kids or help with their homework, and they don’t believe in the WASL testing (which reflects on the teacher).

This type of behavior didn’t happen when I was in school, and if it did happen, parents cared and stepped in to stop it.

It has to be a joint effort between teacher and parent.

Teachers need to be certified, Just because a person has a masters degree in business or engineering doesn’t mean they understand children.

Boeing workers teaching in school? I don’t think so.


Port Orchard

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