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“African-American Leaders Come Out in Favor of Change in Pittsburgh Public Schools Teacher Evaluations” (Feb. 17 post-gazette.com) is an article that teachers as well as parents should be aware of. The new system starting this year should have been in effect a couple years ago. Teachers play a significant role in students’ lives because they are our role models.

We spend almost eight hours every day with our teachers so it would be a good idea if they knew what to teach us and what not to teach. Teaching is an important profession and it should be set to higher standards. As Tim Stevens, a parent and chair of the Black Political Empowerment Project, pointed out, “Every child deserves a great teacher in every classroom” and the most successful students are the ones who had an excellent teacher supporting them.

A simple equation can be used in this situation: Better teachers equal better students plus a better world. These students will one day become leaders of this country, and when they look back on their school careers, they will remember the teachers who brought them there.

SEVDE YASAR
Marshall


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