"Re: It is happening everywhere..."
"I saw all of the patterns beginning to develop..."Date: Sun, 01 Jun 1997 18:39:01 -0700      Dear firstname.lastname@example.org,
To: Richard Geib (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: It is happening everywhere.
At , you wrote:
>Your articles are superb, and you are not alone. I have taught in the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas as well as the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Winston-Salem, N.C. Although the cities are smaller all of the same problems exist. I taught elementary school. I saw all of the patterns beginning to develop. No matter what help or counseling we tried there were those students whose home and neighborhood influences were too much. Unfortunately these children are the majority. Let me know if you find any solutions, I am know teaching in a private school, and volunteering in a Best Choice center in the inner-city. This balance keeps me sane.
I have no solutions and no advice except the following advice to teachers in high crime areas: Everyone has their comfort zone, and if you are outside of yours be true to yourself and go someplace else. I tell myself that if some American schools turn out students who can hardly read and write, others have some of the best prepared students in the world as evidenced in the large amount of Americans every year who win the Nobel prize. In the future, I hope to find a school where such students can be found.
Still, teaching at Berendo was a good learning experience. Anyone can teach honors students and feel like a pro but not every teacher can teach in the ghetto.
I wish you luck in your personal and professional lives out there in North Carolina.
Very Truly Yours,
BERENDO MIDDLE SCHOOL
"Anyone can teach honors students and feel like a pro
but not every teacher can teach in the ghetto.