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Posted on: Fri, 03/10/2000 - 4:12am
ColleenMarie's picture
Joined: 03/04/2000 - 09:00

I posted this in the media section but thought it might fit better here.

Since I'm pursuing a master's in teaching and am inside local schools (teachers' lounges), I am able to access lots of educational resources.

Unfortunately, I read an article in an otherwise wonderful magazine which made me furious and a bit sick to my stomach. The title "Don't Ban Peanuts" contains two sentences which you should read carefully and consider taking the time to write a letter to the editor.

Author Christine Gorman states "It would be easy to ignore [parents' complaints of peanuts in school] as overreactions by worried parents . . . After all, most peanut allergies are more annoying than life threatening."

What!?!?!?!?!?!? In black and white, "proof" for your child's teacher to rebuff any of your concerns! Any teacher who doesn't understand this allergy and reads this article will see it as ammunition AGAINST all our efforts!

I think this is serious enough to warrant letters to the editor. It comes from the September/October 1999 issue of Creative Classroom. The author quoted Ann Munoz-Furlong of FAN later in the article - I certainly hope that FAN isn't distributing information that is working against us too.

Creative Classroom
Letter to the Editor
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New York, NY 10010

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