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Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Time and again we see the heroes in our society who, for pay that can be described at best as "modest," give their all in service to their nation and their communities. Teachers, peace officers, firefighters, soldiers...

Sure, we call them heroes, but when our elected leaders discuss how we as a nation will pay them, we treat them as anything but heroes.

What does it say about us as a nation when the very people we celebrate for their commitment and self-sacrifice in times of crisis are treated as troublemakers when we discuss public budgets?

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I come from a family of teachers. My Mom, my Dad, three sisters-in-law, my grandmother, an aunt, my son. And not one of them, not one, would have hesitated to give their life for the children under their care. That's what it means to be a teacher.

ECR
Burke, VA

Please pardon my partisan comment at this time of sorrow for this school, this town and for the entire country. But can I add to this exceelent editorial that it is worth noting that these were teachers in a public school. At a time when so many want to malign the work of these teachers and the system they teach in, how can any of us look on the selfless acts of these teachers and administrators and not think that this is the example we hope all teachers everywhere, and, indeed, all people everywhere would want to follow. May all of them rest their souls in the loving arms of God.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Thank you for an excellent editorial.

And as other posters have already pointed out, let's remember this when some people begin their constant drumbeat of anti-education political rants.

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