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Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 1999

IRONIC DECISION

September 7, 1999

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To the editor:

I never took biology. I did not ever have Stan Roth as a teacher. But from the day I started attending LHS There was something very special about the hall outside his biology classroom. He was one of those teachers everyone knew about. His intensity and knowledge resounded outside the classes he taught. He is one of a very few great teachers I have ever known.

When people ask what is wrong with schools today, I will point at this situation and say sadly, that politics overrides good teaching. The school system needs to stop being secretive with teachers and work with those who get compliants before making decisions about their careers.

Ironically, the Kansas Board of Education rejected a science standard that would have required teachers to be respectful of student's religious beliefs.

Larry Miller,

Lawrence.

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