Sunday letters: Let’s hear from real educators

October 6, 2013 

Why is it that the S.C. presidents of AT&T, Pamela Lackey, and BB&T, Mike Brenan, are considered to be experts on the public schools in South Carolina (“It’s time to transform education,” Sept. 22)?

For that matter, why is a retired brigadier general and former president of Newberry College, Mick Zais, the South Carolina superintendent of education?

Not one of the three has, it appears from their published vitae, ever actually taught at any grade level in our state’s public schools.

How do they actually know what the K-12 teachers face every school day when they are confronted with children who have illiterate and semi-literate parents who struggle to feed their families?

We need some guest columns written by real, boots-on-the-ground educators.

George L. Geckle

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