Letters to the Editor

David L. Markle: Let teachers lead

Regarding the Jan. 15 news article “ Lawmakers open session”: According to the “new” leadership in the N.C. General Assembly, education is a priority. I urge it to take politics out of the right of every child to receive a quality education.

North Carolina has the most board-certified teachers in the United States. Use these people. There is enough brain trust in this collective group that outside consultants, lawyers, politicians and lobbying groups don’t need to tell them what they should teach.

Let these educated educators lead in the education of our students. Stop abusing them and start using these dedicated professionals.

David L. Markle