Do teacher’s appreciate “Teacher Appreciation Week”   or do they see it as a patronizing gesture?  It seems there are teachers who would appreciate less “Teacher Appreciation” during one week of the school year in exchange for genuine professional recognition during the entire year.  A 14-year old Down’s Syndrome youngster had a meltdown on an airplane headed for Melbourne, Australia.  It was a veteran teacher who was able to ameliorate the situation and thus enabled the pilot to land the plane safely.  Mayor Gatsas shared some of his thinking about being governor in light of expanding opportunities for all New Hampshire’s students.

Sid Glassner