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Hats off to the youth of today!

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 11:00 a.m. CDT

From Frank Gale


Two years ago when I decided to retire from teaching, I debated putting my name in to sub at local schools. While thinking about it, my thoughts drifted back to the mid 80s when I used to sub, and I recalled how disrespectful and misbehaving many of the students were at that time. However, I decided to give it a try.

Wow, what a difference time makes. Over the last two years, I have subbed at Creston, East Union and Orient-Macksburg and have found the students to be very respectful to the sub, will follow directions and usually don’t try to pull something on the sub. What I found to be a pain in the neck in the 80s has now became a joy working with the students.

Next time you talk to a school administrator, be sure to tell them what a great job their teachers have done in teaching respect for others. And teachers, when you have conferences, be sure to let the parents know what a great job they have done raising their children.

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