Letter: Let school counselors do their job

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  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 12, 2019 9:50 p.m.

    It is the job of teachers to get students ready for college or some kind of pathway to a skills based job.

    Unfortunately, the legislators think that teachers are overpaid and that they are little more than baby sitters.

    A counselor can't help a student with a career direction if that student can't pass simple nationwide skills tests. Utah students are special and don't really need the same education the rest of a good part of the country gets.

    The teachers also can't be expected to be the best and brightest if they are paid so little and turnover is so high. Teachers get, on average, 5 years of experience and move on to something where they are valued and respected.

    The counselor has too many students to work with to really make a difference. It's not the teachers or counselors who are at fault. It is the fault of our legislators.

  • RedShirtCalTech Pasedena, CA
    Feb. 12, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    It used to be that the job of a school counselor was to help kids with their school schedules and make sure they have enough credits to graduate. Why did we turn them into the buddies for the kids and turn them into mental health counselors?