It was uplifting to read John McGrath’s column about Jon Kitna, the new football coach and math teacher at Lincoln High School (TNT, 9-7). What a sterling example the former NFL player sets for his students and players.
Contrast that to the reprehensible conduct exhibited by a teacher in the Peninsula School District (editorial, 8-31). He not only allowed bullying in his classroom, but apparently took part in it.
Two quotes come to mind:
“The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values” – William Inge.
“The secret of education is respecting the pupil” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Thankfully Kitna recognizes these truths. Others should follow his example.