(Re: “Take closer look at motivations of school board groups,” Nov. 7, 2013)

Adding to the conversation presented by Jerry Davidson’s letter to the editor, what I think is hilarious to all of this is that no one has ever once asked the people who actually do the educating.

These educators are trained and schooled on professional education. They also know how we should go about improving education.

With Walkers Act 10 and the ignorance of 50 percent of the people in this state, your educators have only been beaten down.

That’s what I always wanted: to have the only people who actually care about educating my kids to be beaten down to nothing and to have no self-worth on the job they have to accomplish (sarcasm).

You have every politician and Tea Party supporter calling the shots on everything they know nothing about.

Tony Evers, the state superintendent, is probably one of the only ones who should be making solutions about education, but is instead barred and not trusted to do so by our current governor or his associates.

What is [Sen. Luther] Olsen’s background in education? So he sat on a school board. Whoopee doo.

Most school boards are dysfunctional and only act on what is dropped in their lap by the superintendent.

Superintendents are only doing what’s best for them to keep their own jobs, and to make the school board happy.

What if you have a bad superintendent? Nothing gets fixed, does it?

... If you want to get to the bottom of how to improve education, talk to the people who actually perform the educating, and quit beating them down for the tough job they do.

They know your kids best as far as educating goes, not politicians like Olsen, not anyone else! ...

Keep politics out of education!

— Adam Umbreit


To read the entire letter, see the Dec. 5, 2013 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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