Tonawanda News

Opinion

February 16, 2013

Fondness for days gone by

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Tonawanda News — Anyone who thinks teachers don’t work hard enough, should spend a day in a school room. This is not to say that there aren’t good classes run by great teachers and with administrators who care. But in my book, teachers are underpaid as many of them work evenings and weekends correcting papers, going over projects and planning for the next day or week’s work.

Now perhaps this is the kicker: The schools will no have to teach cursive writing since the state feels all the kids either text messages or print. When I mentioned this to a teacher, she said one of her students said he couldn’t read the note she had written on his report and could she please print the messages from now on.

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Church sign: “Some people attend church only three times in their lives: when they’re hatched, when they’re matched and when they’re dispatched.”

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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