“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I honestly don’t care if Pearlsky’s van driver has more than a third grade education (he happens to be well educated) as long as he knows how to secure the wheelchair and knows how to drive safely. I honestly don’t care if my senior engineer knows how to raise a kid or tie his shoes, as long as he is a top notch engineer in his field. I expect people to do their job well, the entirety of their job and I will hold them to that if their job intersects with my or Pearlsky’s life. It is fine with me if her physical therapist is an awful wife or can’t drive, as long as she is a great physical therapist. That said, a teacher has many “hats” and needs to do well at many things. Command of the English language may just be one of those.

Here is the email du jour, sent to the special education coordinator, who is wonderful, and knows that this was sent both in jest and seriously.

Subject: I guess I can be adifficult parent 😉

I have alot to say about acertain note that came home with aparticular student in aspecial ed classroom. It is amazing that agood education is not aprerequisite for ateaching degree or even to be aparaprofessional!

Hope you had agreat weekend.


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