To the editors:
I believe in teachers' unions. I pray and hope that Philadelphia students, parents, and others who are in the lives of our children and youth appreciate teachers and support them in every way possible.
Educators have chosen a career that blesses others. Sometimes teachers are put in positions where they are dared to do a good job, but that is not the way teachers should be treated.
Helpfulness, understanding, consideration, and respect are due our teachers – even the ones who are struggling. We do not know the obstacles that other people are facing – balancing home and children, and perhaps sickness within their circle of loved ones. We should be slow to judge and unfailing in our support of someone who may be facing difficult times at work.
God bless the work of the teachers and the efforts of those who support the public education of all preschoolers, children, youth, and adult students.
Harriet "Buzz" Valentia
The writer lives in Seattle, Washington.