Our Schools Don't Need Teachers like Jerry Shelley
Original post made by High School, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 16, 2009
He may be a nice man, but he's not someone I would want as a teacher.
His postings are all about emotion and throwing dirt on people who don't share his opinion and that's the kind of person I don't want at the front of a classroom.
I'm glad that Amador has teachers like Mr. Clegg, Mr. Ladd and Mr. Murphy. They are tough, but they teach students to look at issues from all sides and to do their research.
Mr. Shelly's reputation was that he was an easy teacher who liked to make fun of the kids (see the rate my teachers website).
No one would call Mr. Clegg, Mr. Ladd or Mr. Murphy easy teachers. There may be times when students don't like them much! But every student who has had these men for teachers is grateful because they challenged students to learn.