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Letter: Questions use of classroom time

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As I was reviewing my son’s school work that was sent home over the Memorial Day weekend, I came across an invitation. The invitation was to a baby shower, which I thought was strange, because my son is only 10 years old. The shower was in honor of one of his fifth grade teachers at Achilles Elementary School and the school’s guidance counselor. The invitation was sent to the children and stated the gender of each baby as well as where the teachers are registered.

I was shocked! In most professional circles, it is considered unethical and against company policy to accept a gift from those you serve, and even worse to actually solicit gifts. Here we have one fifth grade teacher holding a baby shower for the children to bring gifts to two other teachers in the school, and all of this during school hours.

I e-mailed the principal and copied the e-mail to this teacher, as well as the superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools and express...

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