Carstarphen didn’t do it alone

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 11 ed­i­to­rial “A course with progress, prom­ise in its wake.”

I took is­sue with the ed­i­to­rial. It ap­pears to give all the credit for the district’s progress to Su­per­in­ten­dent Meria Carstarphen.

Teach­ers, ad­min­is­tra­tors and staff de­serve the credit for the district’s progress this year. If not for the hard work of these fine peo­ple that I work with, the district would be in even worse shape than it was a year ago. Stu­dents learn be­cause of their teach­ers and some­times in spite of their teach­ers. But credit must be given to these folks who ded­i­cate hours and hours to teach­ing stu­dents, some of whom have no in­ter­est in learn­ing.

The staff at my school ded­i­cates it­self to the craft and truly de­serve the credit for the progress of the stu­dents. Yet it re­ceives no bonus for the hard work.

Please give credit where credit is due. The su­per­in­ten­dent couldn’t pos­si­bly do this all on her own. sHelley natHan


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