LETTER: No scam here

Shame on the Sandusky Register for labeling the Perkins teachers who made an honest mistake as being involved with a health insuranc
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Shame on the Sandusky Register for labeling the Perkins teachers who made an honest mistake as being involved with a health insurance "scam." Since these errors happened between 2000-07 and were immediately repaid when discovered, where is the scam?

Have you shadowed these and other Perkins teachers (or any teachers in our area) to see how hard they work before, during, and after school making sure that students are given the very best in services? Do you know how much of their own money they spend on supplies for their classrooms? Do you know how many phone calls and conferences they attend before and after school?

Do you know how much time it takes to prepare lessons and keep up with current methods of teaching and modes of learning?

Believe me, teachers don't have the time or energy to be scamming insurance companies. They're trying to find time to get in their lunch before going back to class and trying to get papers graded so they can spend time with their own families.

I've been in the Perkins schools and I've seen the dedication these teachers have to making sure each individual student's needs are met. If your paper would spend even a little effort doing some postive reporting on the neighborhood schools instead of trying to find something to complain about everyone would be better served.

Pamela Lahman

Huron