This is in regards to a letter from Conner Thacker on Aug. 17, 2018.
Likewise, congratulations to school teacher Cathleen Cherry on her Fulbright Scholarship award. The accompanying photo to the Courier article also disturbed me. Apparently, the Fulbright selection process does not include the appearance of the candidate in her classroom. Have requirements on dress changed that much since my student teacher days?
Teachers do set an example. Ms. Cherry’s disheveled appearance would not be acceptable in my public school. I was told to come in coat and tie, dressed professionally. My female counterparts were similarly attired.
Ms. Cherry may conduct a classroom of lively learning but in the words of Albert Schweitzer, “Example is not the main thing influencing others. It is the only thing.”
Richard C. Carter