Community Input: What I Learned in the Sandbox

February 19, 2011
Dear Editor:

I appreciate the community’s and the newspaper’s show of support for students’ rights to free speech and expression. Perhaps there is room for improvement in how our El Tejon Unified School District acknowledges its errors.

Even as a kindergarten teacher, I encouraged my students to speak up for themselves and to know that they had the right to be treated with respect. If I made a mistake, I was sure to address it, and to apologize whenever appropriate.

We have to model for the children the behavior we want them to demonstrate. Seems so simple, but we all need to remember sometimes that simple actions can make all the difference.

Michi Knight
Pinon Pines

This is part of the February 25, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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