Re: “Why teachers are on strike” (letter, 9-15).
My issue is not about whether the strike is right or wrong. My issue is with a comment made by the letter writer: ”It’s not about classroom size. It’s about fair assessment of one of the most difficult and demanding jobs in existence.”
Teaching is an important job and a necessary one, however, to even hint that it is one of the “most difficult and demanding jobs in existence” is a slap in the face to every man and woman in the Armed Forces of this great nation. Not to mention fire fighters, law enforcement officers, and countless other professions. And yes, I was a member of two of those named organizations for a total of 34 years.
It would do the writer good to spend just one week in an active war zone, one week with a fire fighting organization, and one week riding along with a police department. I believe the experience would make whatever issues he has with the Tacoma School District seem petty in comparison.