April 1, 2011

Some students disrespectful; most willing to learn

This letter is in response to Mark Pantermoller's letter, "Who's to blame when students don't learn?"

I have noticed in class that Pantermoller is somewhat right. Some students tend to act like disrespectful idiots, but the large majority of us are smart, willing-to-learn students who wish to excel in our education and life.

I find it unfair to judge us all and call us "morons" because of what he cannot prove. He can't prove that students are morons unless he happens to catch one or two of those students who want to get attention by acting disrespectfully. People never hear about the good students because outbreaks are considered more interesting.

Education comes from a group effort of the student, teacher, parents and anyone else who makes a difference in our life. If one of those is missing, it becomes unbalanced.

Most teachers are teachers because they want to make a good impact on the community. So what I'm trying to say is that he was right in a way to say that some kids not do anything in school and are disrespectful; but also, in my opinion, wrong for calling students, in general, morons.

Jordan Duffy

Local eighth-grader


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