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‘On the Marc’ was off the mark

Christine RasmussenDiana MeadBreckenridge

The Marc Carlisle “On the Marc” column of May 26 (“It’s unfair to pick on coaches that teach in public”), was full of presumptuous ramblings – hardly a well-supported opinion piece. In between talking about the hangovers of your high school years (which is great role-modeling by the way) and the increase in childhood obesity, I think your main point was that the setting of a teacher’s job “gives parents a convenient way to remain uninvolved” in their child’s academic affairs. The closed setting of a teaching situation does not necessarily give parents a “convenient way to remain uninvolved” in their child’s academic life. I’m sure that if parents wanted to sit in on a classroom and observe their child’s teacher, it could be arranged. And by the way, parents do have the right to criticize the way coaches (and teachers) do their jobs, regardless of the forum in which the coaching/teaching takes place. You were way off the “Marc” this time. Hopefully the Summit Daily News will strive for higher quality journalism, first of all by replacing you as a columnist.

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