Letters to the Editor

Educators: Don't charge our teachers

Once again we have proven why our schools have no control over what happens in them (“Teacher charge,” Whidbey News-Times, April 13). Here we have an outstanding teacher that had a student that refused to get up and leave or go to where ever she should be, and when the teacher lifts her off the floor to escort her to the office he is the one that is charged with assault.

I wonder, did we suspend the student for disobeying a teacher or did we congratulate her for destroying the career of one of our most precious assets we have: a teacher that is willing to put up with the day to day abuse of unruly children whose parents are afraid to discipline them. Why do we keep suing our schools and prosecuting our teachers every time they try however remotely to make children behave and learn so they may become a productive member of society?

How about we take all parents who do not agree with our schools and put them in a room with 32 children that have their own ideas of what they should be doing and learning and see how they fare at the end of each day. I’m sure some opinions will change and possibly a few apologies may be given.

Ken Ireland

Oak Harbor

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