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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I found it distressing to read about another city teacher who has molested and abused another innocent child. There are more teachers who have reached tenure and been accused of violating the rules of teaching but are not being fired, instead being sent off to so-called rubber rooms, some for years.

I have a co-worker whose wife, Amelia, was let go because of friction with a vice principal. She had not made tenure and was pregnant at the time. She possesses a master’s degree in education and was dedicated to the children she was teaching.

In my book this was not right. We are letting go of good teachers who are dedicated to the principles of education, while others couldn’t care less and do unspeakable acts against these children. This is so sad. New York City’s 1.1. million students are the ones who are paying the price.

I say bring back the good teachers who care and kick out those who do not. Please bring back good teachers like Amelia who do care.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks

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