Editor’s note: Last Sunday’s column by retiring Riverside math and journalism teacher Steven Unruhe criticizing the state’s new letter grades for public schools prompted several reader comments, including:
Clinton W. Spence: Well done, Steven Unruhe; it’s a good thing that the UNC Board of Governors cannot eliminate your “Center of Truth-telling about the North Carolina Legislature's Understanding of Education.”
Lori Anderson: “How do I love thee, let me count the ways ...” I cannot praise this artfully written piece enough! Well done, and thank you for getting it right.
William Reichert: You have been an exemplary teacher at Riverside High School in Durham for many years. Both of my children took classes from you, and you strongly influenced their decisions to seek science degrees from Barnard, Michigan and Cal Tech. They have not forgotten the foundation that you put down for them. As a parent, I deeply appreciate your professionalism and passion for teaching, and regret that you will be retiring soon. You will be sorely missed.
Life is a journey
Editor’s note: The March 11 My View column by Pam Saulsby prompted several responses from readers who are enjoying reading the former television broadcaster’s essays about figuring out what comes next in her life.
Phyllis Sherron Campeau: Great read. I have always had a soft spot for Pam Saulsby ever since I watched her report the kidnapping of the lady from Raleigh that was chased into Virginia, and then killed. Classy lady, I said to myself with a lot of heart. I have been through some struggles myself over the past couple years, no one is immune. Glad Pam found her way. God Bless.
Joyce Marie Chapman: Just shared Pam Saulsby’s article with my niece who is having a struggle after graduating from ECU and has not been able to find a job I know the thoughts Pam shared will inspire her as they did me. Ihave always been a great fan of her work ... head up and much success!
Mya Glubpanny: It’s difficult to stand up for what you are, to be what you are in the face of so much opposition and antagonism – my experience. So many people are so self-absorbed, in spite of their assertions, and that hurts others. Life is certainly a journey, and we must make many tweaks to our approach to happiness.