Want amid wealth

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I sincerely hope the writers of the Sept. 19 letters in response to "Death of an Adjunct" (Sept. 18) take a moment to carefully read the FDR quotation appearing on the same day in an editorial: "The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth."

"Undeserved poverty" -- Should a well-qualified teacher be considered a charity case? I am astonished that an institution that touts above all the dignity and humanity of man would not consider the possibility that Ms. Vojtko would likely have felt shame in accepting its largesse.

Would it not serve humanity better to compensate fairly in the first place? What does it say about a society in which those who labor in health care lack it for themselves and educators cannot afford a college education for their own children? The time is long overdue to question why more and more of our citizens are in need of charity in one of the richest nations on Earth.

ADRIANA DOZZI
Scott


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