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Superintendent didn’t do homework

Dear Editor:

I find it ironic that parents and educators are always telling students to do their homework and study. I heard this all too often in my days of learning to forget mathematical problems. Ironic, because the “overseer” of Glenwood, Carbondale and Basalt schools admits to not doing her homework, and she gets paid tax dollars to be at school.

I have no children – at least any that I have been informed about. I thought school was about learning, becoming informed, making choices, and acquiring tools for life’s lessons that come after graduation? Superintendent Haptonstall did not do her homework or her job. I was floored to read that she admits to not reading any pre-speech transcripts sent by the Department of Education.

Her decision was part of a district policy not to allow presentations without knowing the content first, she says. Judy, if I may, since I am not one of your students: You had the chance to know the content before hand. You had plenty of time to make a decision, holiday weekend or not. What, is the Internet closed on holidays and you could not look up the content?

I was always told to do my homework first and not put it off until the last minute. Do your homework, Judy! Do what you are paid taxpayers’ hard-earned money to do. These children are going to be running the country when I am crapping my Depends in an old-folks home, and can’t remember what room I live in to clean up the mess, if I can even remember that I crapped myself. Smell what I’m laying down?

At the least show some respect for the leader of this country when he makes an effort to personally address the youth of this country. I don’t want to beat a dead horse too badly, and I am sure there will be plenty more editorials from upset parents. To quote Mrs. Huston, “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way!” Or you can go with the half-assed adage, “Do as I say, not as I do!” crap.

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Good luck, kids, in school, and Judy on riding this one out. This too shall pass.

Enjoy the day!

John Norman

Carbondale

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