Letter to the Editor: Educating children most important job in society


In regards to the editorial in your paper on Wednesday, May 6, in support of our teachers, I wish to say thank you and how much I agree. That was indeed a very well written column. I know of no other job more demanding and more important than that of our teachers, especially for the salary they are paid. Training our children is probably the most important job in our society today.

Now I am not against anyone getting paid a high salary for what they do, providing they earn it. If one could look at the salary they are paid versus the hours put in, I bet it would shock you. The education they must have in order to have this job that pays no more than it does would not be encouraging for anyone to enter this field. It has to be a labor of love.

On another note, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a benefit concert for Lord Fairfax Community College last weekend. It was a concert centered around Christian music. That school, too, is a huge asset to our area. We are so blessed to live in this part of God’s creation. There was $37,000 raised to help young people who are in or have been in foster care further their education. Thank you to White House Foods for making this possible. It was attended by so many young people and to see them there praising the Lord was indeed a moving experience.  In a world so full of chaos, crime, violence and sin, this is more than a glimmer of hope. It’s a huge ray of sunshine. There is light at the end of the tunnel and that light is Jesus himself. Thank you educators for training our children.

Teresa Cutlip, Strasburg