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EDUCATION: Kitna sets example for others

Letter by Norm Eklund, Puyallup on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm | 4 Comments »
September 10, 2012 2:31 pm

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.

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