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Volunteer before criticizing schools

Volunteer before criticizing schools

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In response to the recent article about the missing prairie and a letter by a reader talking about the responsibilities of educators, I would like to ask what you are doing to help? When was the last time these people so eager to pass judgment have been in a school?

These educators and administrators are parents and grandparents who are nurturing and teaching our children by the laws mandated to them by the people we vote for and put in office. They are making sure no child is left behind!

If you want your children taught about nature, turn off your television and take them for a hike or volunteer your time to be a scout leader.

I have a homework assignment for those so upset by the plowing under of the prairie: come help! Come clean up the garbage and litter.

Come help with the reading programs so teachers have time to take their classes outside. Come help raise money so we can provide our children with nurturing nature experiences.

Come to the voting booth and vote for politicians that help our schools and not hurt them.

Stevenson Elementary has a beautiful butterfly garden which many teachers use to teach. The garden is maintained by volunteers. This spring and summer come help us weed and water the garden!

Our educators are doing an outstanding job considering their lack of financial and community support. I volunteer at school, do you?

Natalie Schmidt



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