I am writing in response to Kathy Horton’s June 27 letter, regarding educators, unions and her concerns.
I too was a clerical employee for a school district. My findings are far more different from what I took away from this writer’s opinion.
I have retired after 35 years, but my joy was working with the educators, students, volunteers and parents. We were proud to work together, as a team, to make the environment exceptional for our students. The hours worked outside the classroom, for our educators, far exceeded the pay they received.
I am now volunteering in the classroom and find the children are even more needy and the families are more deteriorated. I feel our society and our politicians have placed incredibly high demands on our educators. These gifted, talented, adults, with a heart for children, are leaving education and changing professions.
There is less interest, with the younger generation, in becoming an educator. Our most vulnerable children are losing in every aspect of their childhood, due to the lack of public involvement, knowledge and understanding of the classroom environment. God bless our most vulnerable.