As a retired teacher and passionate supporter of public education, I carefully follow news of what’s happening in education on the Peninsula.
I am dismayed by the backlash for the change at the two elementary schools in Sequim. (PDN, April 14)
I am reminded of a quote from the show Monk that goes something like, “I don’t have any trouble with change. I just don’t want to be around when it happens.”
Children are among the most adaptable animals on the planet.
Teachers are among the most adaptable professionals on the planet.
They have to be or they wouldn’t survive one day in the classroom.
There are many school districts throughout the nation who have configured elementary schools by grade level and everyone has survived and thrived.
Yes, it is a change and may cause some disruption in family schedules for a while.
If it causes no harm to students and saves the district money, it seems a logical choice.