To teach military kids, educate the educators

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    As a retired military officer and enlisted soldier, I am grateful for the sacrifice my wife and children gave in my service time. Schooling in and outside of the United States of America is a hard task for teachers, principals, students and parents. At least one of the parents is gone and working very hard while the other parent is more involved with the daily living and ensuring children gain the knowledge they need for their life.

    In the United States of America it is even more difficult than being overseas, in someways, as the educational system isn't geared for teaching these children who have a move every couple of years and have a new environment and friends to deal with.

    People in the local community may know that the family living next door are military but we shut out what a difficult job it is for the family to blend in to the local structure, of friends, neighbors, church and extra activities.

    The inner thoughts of these children and not the same as with other neighbors that don't know the sacrifices that military families make in their type of service.

    I am thankful for good educators/administrators.