LETTERS: Teachers need to be supported; Gazette a bright spot for visitor

LETTERS: Teachers need to be supported; Gazette a bright spot for visitor

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The Gazette file Teachers need to be supported We keep hearing about all of these teachers going on strike around the country. I have been teaching elementary school for almost 20 years and I’m here to tell you that as a city, community, society, we better back these teachers up and make sure something gets done. The people in charge of education are making this job absolutely impossible, and it’s not just the teachers suffering. It’s our kids. Our kids are in class with 28 other students, many of which have major behavior concerns and/or academic challenges. The teachers cannot meet all of the needs in the classroom. Every year, the expectations get higher and higher, while the kids we’re getting are lower and lower, due to so many of the issues we are now seeing in our communities. The people making decisions for our schools are not teachers, and they do not get it! They don’t get that we need fewer standards, fewer people telling us what to do and how to do it. Teachers need to be supported and treated like the professionals they are. They are working so hard for our kids, and they want to do what’s best for kids but that is so far from where education is headed that they are unable to meet the growing needs in today’s classroom. Write to your school board, representatives, whoever it takes to get something done. Ruth Baxter Colorado Springs A bright spot in a visitor’s […]

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