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Letter to the editor: Crisis in the classroom

Linda Perrotti
Breckenridge

In our world

I long

for truth to triumph over lies



for love to triumph over hate

for peace to triumph



for right to triumph over wrong

for good to triumph over evil

I long for the world, at last, to be ruled rightly with justice and mercy and truth and love and peace.

As a 25-year teacher in inner city New Haven, Connecticut, I found my purpose!

Daily, I treasured each child as they walked into our classroom; irrespective of race — black, brown, white.

May they feel loved, respected and appreciated during our six hours together.

May I impart values in hopes they become upstanding citizens.

May I never ridicule or practice sarcasm or any other negativity.

May I shower them with praise and let them know how much they mean to me.

By my example, may they practice love, courage, and compassion.

May I show them hope.

May I show them laughter.

May I emphasize that they can be or do anything they choose!

There is an overriding movement today (critical race theory). Its overriding agenda is to teach our children toxic, damaging rhetoric — you’re no good, America’s no good.

Cancel culture is also aimed at destroying the very fabric of all our lives. This saddens me: It enrages me! Our children are our future.

A percentage of teachers indoctrinate our youth daily: The message is always anti-American.

Most of us, including myself, have had our heads in the sand. We have been unwilling to face a desperate, broken and, at times, an evil and corrupt world. We must stop the racism and bigotry fed to our precious commodities.


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