LETTER: Take the time to volunteer

Aug. 21, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

To the Editor:

I want to thank you for the excellent and informative insert on the schools that you recently published. As a retired educator, my favorite part of the publication was the interviews that you did with the principals of the schools. Aside from the fact that I recognized several former students and colleagues, the comments by these school leaders were inspirational.

In these days of budget cuts, it is refreshing to see such messages of hope from the men and women who are charged with leading our teachers. I encourage everyone, including our elected officials, to spend some extended time in these schools and classrooms to see what a miraculous job our teachers and principals are doing with the limited resources they have been allocated. Better yet, take the time to volunteer in the classrooms this year to help teachers who have lost assistants and tutors!

Susan Laudate