The humiliation of teachers persists

In an attempt to raise money for their classrooms, teachers in Sioux Falls, S.D. agreed to scoop up from the ice as many $1 bills as possible (“A demeaning teacher scramble for cash is a symbol of what’s wrong with education funding,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 15). I realize that their decision to participate was well intentioned, but it was disgraceful.

By engaging in the stunt, the teachers reinforced the image in the minds of taxpayers that they have no self-respect.  After all, would nurses in hospitals have done the same thing to draw attention to their plight?  What teachers there should have done is to protest the inadequate funding of schools in a professional way.

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