May 17, 2010

MAILBAG: Letter’s to the Editor

— Parent says Middle School

is a great place to learn

Dear Editor

As the parent of a special needs child I was terrified of my daughter going to the middle school this year. It was hard enough for her to stay focused in elementary school, and I thought that middle school would be too hard for her and that she would never be able to keep up.

She got off to a rough start this year as I suspected would happen, but now that the end of the school year approaches I can honestly say i'm extremely pleased with the teachers at Chickasha Middle School. They have helped her when she needed it, stayed in contact with me when they thought she was slipping with her grades and needed help.

Nobody seems to want to tell the world when they do good things, just the bad. Honestly, who in their right mind would want to be a teacher these days? They don't get paid squat, they are treated like dirt by their students, and parents could care less that the kids act the way they do.  I, for one, am glad that my kids teachers put them in their place when they need it. If teachers can't discipline the kids then one of these days they will be running ramped in the school and who's fault will that be? Oh I know, we will say its the teachers fault but really the parents are to blame just as much.

My child had a incident at the beginning of the year, I took it to Mr. Turner and Mr. Ellis and it was dealt with in a timely and satisfactorily manner. I could not be more pleased with the Special Education teachers, the counselors and the administration at Chickasha Middle School. I know there are problems in our school system, I'm not blind. However, if some parents would step up and be volunteers with our schools and put more money into programs at our schools maybe that would help. Maybe if parents would teach their kids to be more respectful they wouldn't be punished for acting out at school.  I just want to say thank you too all the faculty and staff at Chickasha Middle School and Grand Avenue, for being exceptional teachers when I know you are tired, stressed out and at the end of you ropes with our unruly children. I'm sure one day they will thank you too. I for one think you deserve a raise!

Thank you!

Kiesha Baggett

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