Letters to the Editor

No sympathy for teacher walkout

Did anyone notice that teacher walkout a couple weeks ago on Railroad Avenue? It seems to me that they sow what they reap, as shown best in every local, state or federal election. Now, although a few people had the luxury to send off their kids to the private school, the public school’s eighth-grade civics test has obviously not worked out so well for those who teach it? Even that old rock band Pink Floyd discussed teachers, the brick wall, and “leave those kids alone?” Even Plato wrote, or spoke, “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

Many of us seem to be tiring of the local at-large election district for those sheep in the 4th Corner who flunked the eighth-grade civics test about representative government in this, a Republic, “for which it stands.” Obama marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 2015? Did you also miss the Jim Crow at-large election districts, when your local teachers union marched across Pickett’s Bridge in the 4th Corner? Democracy is always shown to be the best government of the most ignorant, best taught by Thomas Jeffersons’ writ of July 4th, discussing the same at-large election districts, for the 4th Corner teachers union. The protest on Railroad Avenue? Classic!

Todd Granger

Ferndale

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