Teachers don't deserve criticism
Everyone has their own opinion on the Changala’s Pumpkin Patch issue, as a parent that was at the Pumpkin patch on Oct. 19 as a chaperon, I believe this was not a misunderstanding.
The statements that have been published in The Recorder only have the views of the Changala Pumpkin Patch owners, Burton School District and the principal of Summit Charter Academy School. Through the articles I have read in The Recorder, I have not read any teacher’s interviews. So why publish interviews done with the district and the principal and not the actual people involved in this issue?
The owner’s wife also said that the teachers were not speaking English; well that’s not what I saw or heard when I was at the field trip. One of the teachers stepped to the side and was indeed speaking to her in English about the issue. Burton School District and the principal should be ashamed of themselves for not standing by their teachers and you should let them speak the truth with no consequence.
Now ask yourselves, if the teachers were lying, why haven’t the school board asked the teachers to apologize? Maybe because they are saying the truth. Well, I’m behind the SCA teachers all the way, especially after seeing and hearing the owners on Friday’s field trip to the pumpkin patch. The district is making the teachers look like liars and the community is under that impression that teachers are liars and they should be fired. If you have any doubt of this, I welcome you to view the comments on line on The Recorder. The district would rather be on good terms with someone like the Changalas than your own staff. I’m sorry, but this does not say very much about the Burton School District. Last but not least, this last part goes to the principal of Summit Charter, Timothy Torres: You need to stop hiding behind your teachers and actually say who wrote the letter. Take responsibility for your own actions. For the teachers involved in this, I’m extremely sorry your own district and principal is making you look so bad in the eyes of the public. You don’t deserve this.
(Editor’s note: The Recorder was not allowed to speak with the teachers.)