Thank you educators for all you do for our children

Published 11:18pm Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dear editor,

The third week in November is National Education Week. It is a time to let those who devote their time to ensure our young people are prepared for a bright future. While some of them may not measure up to what we think they should be, I encourage all of us to find a way to say “Thank You” to these individuals.

Today’s educators do more than teach skills. They nurture and inspire children despite obstacles. They help students learn essential skills not always measured in testing, such as critical thinking, conflict resolution, cooperation and problem solving, which help students throughout life.

I also want to thank the support staff and those who volunteer; without them the teachers could not perform their duties. Many of these individuals function as mentors and role models to our students also.

However, you and I know that no school system is without some problems. There is always something in need of improvement.

Instead of criticizing, we should help find solutions. Become a part of the solution.

Again, thank you educators for all you do for our children. May God bless each of you.

 

Joe Bumbrey

Selma resident and school volunteer

 

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