Letters to the Editor - May 2007
RE: Dr. Mayme Clayton
This is astounding! This reassures me of my conclusions that
there are numerous materials and works out there all over the U.S. I’d like to
know the best way to began an incredible path to collect and uncover priceless
historical material such as those of Dr. Mayme Clayton. Reading this article is
RE: Reflections on A February Birthday
I agree passion can be instilled in others. Teachers tell me
“they catch it from me.” An entire Reading System for Struggling Readers grew
out of my passion to have all children become literate and it never felt like
work. I am passionate that schools are responsible for bringing struggling
readers into literacy.
Your children are lucky to have the bound volumes of Education
RE: The Tragedy and Triumph of Facing Muscular
Dystrophy: The Story of Charley
I stumbled across this site while researching for a class. Just
this past Wednesday, I lost a 15- year-old student to Duchenne’s Muscular
Dystrophy. He died of congestive heart failure. My student was known for his
huge, bright, and warm smile. He was first diagnosed with DMD when he was about
8 years old and began using a wheelchair at age 10. He had limited use of his
hands but was able to hold onto a pencil to color and draw. He played on a
baseball team formed by the Miracle League, a chance to participate in an
All-American favorite game.
Prior to teaching this child this year, my knowledge on DMD was
extremely limited. Like Tracy Seckler, I had to do some research to educate
myself on the illness so I could provide the best care and instruction possible
for this child.
I appreciate this article and wish this family the best. It was
perfect timing for me!
RE: The Bard College Prison Initiative
What a great concept! I am
the fiance to Ralph Bucky Phillips (accused of killing one NY State Trooper
& wounding two others) Too bad this type program is not available at the
Clinton Correctional Facility. Thank you for the information.
I am a teacher in MA and have
been for twenty years. I am a recovering drug addict and alcoholic and have
been clean and sober for twenty-five years. I am interested in possibly teaching
in the prison system and would appreciate information.