Cumberland Times-News

December 10, 2013

Learn more about educators before you start bashing them

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— In response to the letter to the editor by Judith Weller (“Don’t cut other services to meet educators’ demands,” Nov. 27 Times-News), I have a few comments to make.

To accuse teachers and educators of Garrett County of being “selfish” is completely wrong.

They are a caring, dedicated group who are concerned about school children here.

Many times they use money from their own pockets to provide materials which are not supplied by county funds. Teachers also spend time (their own) on weekends doing extras for students.

And to say that educators “do not care about roads, bridges, and the elderly” is completely wrong.

Do you not realize that these educators live along those roads, cross those bridges, and in many cases also care for elderly parents and/or neighbors?

I am speaking as a person who has watched over the years as my children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren have been or are now attending schools in Garrett County.

So, I would suggest, Ms. Weller, that before you wrongly bash Garrett County educators, you learn more of our schools and the dedicated persons who serve them.

Ada Maffett

Oakland