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[Susan notes: Wow. I love letters with a zinger, and this one definitely ends on quite a note. And makes quite a point.



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Published in Denver Post
01/24/2007

To the editor

Re: "Recess takes a break as lessons lengthen," Jan. 22 news story.



Did the Greeley school board members ever go to school themselves? I think we need to get the Teamsters to represent elementary school students.



The Greeley educational adults took away the youngsters' break time in the a.m. and the p.m., and I would bet they've got their eyes on the kids' lunch next, all in the name of "learning," which evidently doesn't happen during recess.



I am more and more disheartened that things have seemed to work out with adults in charge of the lives of children because we make so many silly decisions "on their behalf."



One of the teachers in the article mentioned that the students stand up from time to time and do the Chicken Dance. The Chicken Dance is actually being done by the board members and educators as they make decisions and propagate policies more in line with the training of chickens than educating small persons who trust us to do the right thing.



Rocky Hill, Denver


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