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Veteran teacher responds to letter’s criticism

Thank you, whoever you are out there that backed me up! The students are what it is all about and I appreciate your words. I will continue to do what I have done for so many years...and your belief in that is what makes it work. Thank you!

April 25, 2011 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Veteran teacher responds to letter’s criticism

Yes. Your error. No burn out here. Love my job and am proud of it. That's why I wrote defending it. And I tutor because I know it is helping. No more time to respond to you and your insinuations. Turning 60 soon and have spent more than half of my life doing good. I have better things to do...like grading papers of 5th graders that have more respect and substinence in them than you could ever write.
P.S. But you did get one thing right...Love Kohl's! :-)

April 25, 2011 at 10:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Veteran teacher responds to letter’s criticism

I am not double-dipping. I have been in the same district all of my 35 years. I just changed my position. Double-dipping means you retire and then go to another district to teach. Maybe you weren't aware of that. I owe you no explanations. I am proud of who I am and what I do. I have always lived in Lawrence during my teaching career and have always taught in DeSoto. I am finished defending to you what I know is good. I love what I do and am proud to be a teacher! The lives I have touched, changed, and made better is
all I need. If appreciation and respect is thrown in, too, I will call that a 'bonus". Hope you can say the same about whatever it is you do!

April 25, 2011 at 9:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Veteran teacher responds to letter’s criticism

If a letter was sent to the Public Forum degrading anyone's profession that I respected, I would put my FAT check where my mouth is. As I did. Found out and ostracized? I have put myself out there! I think you may have some issues you may want to address. And the $15 dollars I made tutoring today.. I think I will just put that toward my next trip to pay for the gas to get to school tomorrow. I would challenge you to teach a day in a classroom, but I would think you would not have the time as you would rather use that time criticizing those trying to make a difference. I wish you the best in whatever walk of life you are in. But we walk in very different directions!!!

April 25, 2011 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Veteran teacher responds to letter’s criticism

And I would sit down and write a letter defending our custodians, cooks, nurses, secretaries, etc. if I felt they were being written about disrespectively and unfairly. I have been with my school district for 35 years, taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and now work with At-Risk math children in grades K-5. So no "double-dipping" as you suggest. Not much time to elaborate on this letter right now as in 15 minutes I will begin one of 3 nights I tutor after school. I am not asking for your respect, Alceste, but if you could shoot a little dignity rather than sarcasm to the teaching profession, that would be nice. Teachers KNOW...they're THERE.

April 25, 2011 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )