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    ...they're paying you, it isn't enough! My ex-company handled all of the hvac, boiler pumps,and everything that ran on electric motors for 67 schools for 8 years, from K-1 through 12. And that's what we always told each and every teacher after we left their classrooms! The children need all the help they can get in these timultuous and uncertain times. One day these kids will hold the reins of power and responsibility. They will either inherit from us a better world or a worse one. It will be because of teachers and Presidents who took the time to mentor them-or in spite of those naysayers who fail to learn the lessons of history.

    I was one of the fortunate ones who could read and write fluently before I attended the first day of public school at age 6. I endured many insults by my peers-and was thrown into lockers more times than I care to remember for the "crime" of being "gifted". Our President, no doubt, has "felt the lash" more than once in his lifetime for being blessed with more than just working brain. He has the heart, just as you obviously do, and the will to lift-up those less intellectually endowed than himself.

    As a senior my Govt/Economics teacher "made" me teach the whole economics semester without a lesson plan, meaning I had to build it myself from the ground up. Mr. Griggs, remarked to the class when they questioned him about it, "He knows more about economics than I do!" I never forgot his magnaminity and kindness, God rest his soul! And rest well tonight knowing I shall never forget you, dear Renie!

    "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars". William Jennings Bryan

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 11:53:19 PM PDT

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