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Posted: May 10, 2012 10:03 p.m.

Thanking teachers

What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased. -Unknown Author

Our own Paula Travis wrote an appropriate column this week about teachers since she herself is still known and loved by many people in Newton County who learned under her tutelage as a high school language arts teacher for many years.

If you're reading this editorial, it's because a teacher, or teachers, took the time to give you the desire and tools to be able to do so.

There was a time when Americans placed teachers on the highest pedestal in life and students and parents alike gave them respect.

We're sure many of you remember being taken to task by a teacher only to go home and have your parents, without blinking an eye, give you more of a wallop than your teacher had.

As we pause to honor teachers this week, we ask that parents take the time to thank their children's teachers for all they do and to support those teachers as they strive to educate children in lessons for both school and life. It takes a special and gifted person to have the patience needed to educate young minds. Thank you, teachers.

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