Sorry the teachers are feeling undervalued because of the ad currently running on TV sponsored by the J.A. and Katherine Albertson Foundation. Above all else, Mr. Albertson believed that education was the future of the next generations. Sadly, the quality of education that I have seen since I moved here in 1984 is dismal.
The dropout rate is ridiculous. While I may have a Boise address I am considered to be in the West Ada School District. Rarely, and I do mean rarely, do the schools have a full five-day week once a month. The kids are out of school more than they are in school. Because, oh my, the teachers just can’t work a full five-day week because they are so stressed out and underpaid.
They elected that profession. If they don’t like the working conditions, perhaps they should go get a job in the private sector, where they would work 50 weeks a year (two weeks vacation if they are lucky), with five to seven paid holidays and work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week. And the students are paying the price with a poor education.
Audrey Farrell, Boise
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