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Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Regarding the Melan Junik letter “Need a ‘baby tax'” (June 4): What a slap in the face to all educators. For him to write that people become “teachers only because they did not have the brains or ambition to become engineers, scientists or doctors” disgusts me.

They became teachers and educators because they love children, young adults and college students and want to make an impact on the future.

I grew up in a family of educators and teachers, so I speak from experience and knowledge.

It is a fact that people do not like paying school taxes. There are things I would prefer to do with my money. If you do not like paying school taxes, you have the option to sell your house and rent. Senior citizens and people without children in the school system paid for me to be educated, and I am thankful to them. I paid school taxes when my children were being educated in the public school system. I now pay school taxes to educate other people's children and I do not resent that. We need to be a nation of educated people.

The people of this country have become a bunch of whiners — always trying to make someone else be responsible for anything and everything that they don't want to do or believe they should not have to do.

The fact that they can read this newspaper and write letters to the editor shows that they should be thanking that lack-of-“brains-or-ambition” teacher.

Gaylene

Quinn-Massart

Sarver

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