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Morning Sun
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Teachers as community or professionals?

  • The arrogance that your letter conveyed should embarrass your peers and the school district. Yes, you are a teacher.

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    In Response to Sharon Sisk

     

    The arrogance that your letter conveyed should embarrass your peers and the school district. Yes, you are a teacher. Yes, you do go to school and receive certifications to do your job. The public freely acknowledges this. We apologize that you find it demeaning to be listed in the ‘Community’ section with the employees of health care facilities, clubs, and radio stations. Most health care facilities, last I checked, had “professional” employees. Local radio stations have to have professional sales staff, producers, on-air personalities, etc. Clubs and organizations, like the local Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Friends of the NRA, and the Pittsburg Area Property Owners Association, require a lot of effort to coordinate, organize an agenda, plan speakers, and presentations to their members and for the public. Alas, but these are just listed in the ‘Community’ section of the survey. Food for thought: Perhaps the organizers of this survey listed teachers, fire fighters, and police officers in the community section due to their regular interaction with the COMMUNITY. I am absolutely appalled an instructor in a local school would feel the need to point out that they’re a “professional.” The standing definition of a professional is this: A person engaged or qualified in a profession. Congratulations. Most of everyone who works is a professional.

    Steven S. Mellnick

    Pittsburg

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