After reading Tom Casey's "My View," I took a moment to reflect upon the experiences my children had in the Orchard Park School District, and the dedicated teachers and administrators who made it so wonderful. I found it distasteful to see these people referred to in such a negative fashion. In truth, not every school year went without problems. But on the whole, the creativity, initiative and dedication displayed has been outstanding.
I take exception to Casey's comments. If the Orchard Park Citizens Group needs to resort to parroting the tired rhetoric of teacher-bashing, it's obvious that members have become somewhat unobjective in their views on educating our children. If the group wants to assign blame for the actions of the school district, it should look to parents such as myself who support what the district is doing. I do not appreciate this negativity, and I am not alone.