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– Letter to the Editor –

– Letter to the Editor –

Letter to the Editor:

Get Back to Basics II I want to thank your readers for the kind words of praise for my last letter on education in the public school system. Several people also reminded me of some issues I didn’t include.

One woman has discovered that her son, who has lived with her all his life and graduated from high school last year, doesn’t know how to write his name on a job application. So, she is teaching him cursive writing, which she thinks should be taught in public schools.

She explained that our country’s Founding Fathers wrote all documents in cursive. If our young people don’t know handwriting, they could be easily duped.

When someone pointed out that teacher dedication is sorely lacking, I was reminded of a day about three years ago, when I was a substitute teacher in grade four in an area school. When three other teachers were unable to help me find a lesson plan book or any of the teacher’s manuals, I told them I could “wing it.”

I asked the children where they had left off as we began each subject and we proceeded from there. But, at math time, they weren’t sure, because their teacher skips around in the book. (To me, there is nothing more sequential than math.) I was in the process of making up some division problems and writing them on the board, when a math resource teacher came in and was told the regular teacher “skips around.” She took me into the hall and stated that teacher has been reprimanded several times about the way she teaches math, and not leaving lesson plans or manuals.

She asked me to report these issues to the principal immediately and she would take the class.

One man is worried about the sports programs, all the way up to the Olympics. He feels they will be jeopardized by transgenderism, which is the theory that each person has an innate gender identity, that is distinct from that person’s sex.

He asked me, how are women going to compete with “women” who have been men?

Public school counselors have five year olds in transgender programs. According to the April 22, 2019, issue of National Review, the reality TV show, I Am Jazz, threw a “farewell to penis” party for a 17-year-old child.

In February 2019, Jazz and Friends National Day of Community and School Readings, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign ( a well-funded gay and transgender lobby group), as well as the NEA Teacher’s Union, read glowing stories of children who have made the big break. Some have had double mastectomies as young as 13.

Sheila Jeffreys, author of Gender Hurts, insists that the funders of these transgender programs are drug companies, who stand to make huge amounts of money, because these children can become dependent for life.

Thank you.

Deanne Sczepanski, Whitehall