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To the Editor:

In response to Phil Grisolia (It’s Your Write, Oct. 18), I think he should have ended his response congratulating the students like he did.

When he continued on and bashed the Huntley teachers for not performing to the “minimum standards” of their jobs, he was wrong and owes them an apology. These teachers work their butts off from the time they get up until the time they go to bed. The three months they get off during the summer are well-deserved.

Too many parents don’t appreciate what they do for our children. I know Grisolia was comparing them specifically to the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Does he know anything about that law? I do! It is significantly flawed. It should be shoved down the throats of the congressmen who wrote it.

Year after year, you are supposed to get better and better percentage-wise. That means all schools (teachers and students) eventually will have to be perfect to achieve No Child Left Behind. That’s impossible!.

NCLB needs to have some flexibility for school districts, and also have some achievable goals for both teachers and students. So before anyone else decides to bash the teachers in Huntley, remember that they are the ones who helped these kids make history with an average ACT composite score of 22.5, 1.6 points higher than the state’s average. I say, congratulations to both the teachers and the students.

Chuck Azarela



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