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Published: Saturday, March 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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John C. C.
Payson, UT

What do charter schools have to do with her experience? They pay teachers even less and don't allow teachers associations to represent them.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

If only the public (especially businesses) could show appreciation for teachers through higher taxes. If only the legislature showed support for education by actually funding it.

Where are our priorities? How much longer can we survive? We are already slipping as a state.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I would like to say Amen to this article. Teaching is hard; substituting is even harder. I have to change a negative (connotation of being a sub) to a positive every day plus teach, etc.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time,
all of whom had different needs,
and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble,
and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months,
then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. ~Donald D. Quinn

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It’s too bad that teachers don’t have the recognition and respect for doing a very important and necessary job. I wonder if uniforms would help.

Christian 24-7
Murray, UT

Great letter, and welcome to the world of the educated educator!

one old man
Ogden, UT

Thank you for an excellent letter, Mr. Holloran.

Just one thing, though. The idea of having legislators fill in for teachers probably isn't a really good one.

Can you imagine what would happen to those poor kids if they do as terrible a job of teaching as they do of "leading" this state?

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

If elementary kids cause that much stress, one can only imagine the problems in a high school class with 35 hormonally-charged teenagers and their accompanying identity problems! Numerous studies show that teaching boys and girls separately leads to higher test scores, but our schools haven't followed that advice. And yes, uniforms would help in our under-performing schools.

Coach P
Provo, UT

Most of my classes in recent years have been around or over 40 so 35 would be a nice beak. :)

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