First, let me say that I like teachers. I even liked the ones who tried to teach me something. I think it’s a noble profession, and in a perfect world, they should be the highest-paid workers. I have read with interest the arguments between teachers and administrators. What I find most interesting is that the discussion always brings up one point — that the teachers really want their mini-refrigerators (“Board OKs energy-saving guidelines,” Aug. 21). Are you kidding me? A mini-fridge? Really? You could be a better teacher if that soda wasn’t room temperature? I think my fifth-grade teacher is rolling over right now.
I hate to say it, but I will — ready? Back in my day, the teachers were tough. They didn’t drink bottled water or soda. They had to use the drinking fountain like the rest of us. And, yes, they stayed in at lunch to help me — I mean, the other kids who needed extra help.