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What is Quinn thinking?

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

What is Gov. Pat Quinn thinking?

I just read in a Crystal Lake mailing that effective Jan. 1, we will have another new law going into effect: Bring your parents to school day every first Monday in October.

When you first look at it, this may seem like a good idea. But, governor, you’re supposed to be smarter than that. This sounds like one day per year our schools are susceptible to gun violence.

We already have overcrowded classrooms, now you’re inviting parents into these classrooms for one day. Thirty students in a classroom equals a possibility of 60-plus parents, including step-parents; 90-plus people in a classroom. What if there is a shooting, fire or another unimaginable thing happens?

Governor, you’re setting the table for a disaster. How about our teachers? With this disturbance, do you think this can be a normal school day? No. It’s going to be a wasted day – plain and simple. If I were a teacher, I would have the blue flu every time this day arrives. Otherwise, my life might be in jeopardy.

All teachers don’t teach from their desks. What happens when a nosy parent in a crowded room goes through a desk and finds privileged information about your child or family.

What is Quinn thinking? Parents always can get in contact with a teacher for any information through email.

Steve Gerke

Crystal Lake

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