As I was looking through some other blogs I ran across this wonderful post written by Dr. Kylene Beers, a Heinemann author and former president of NCTE. The post was titled"Why I Hated Meredith's First Grade Teacher:An Open Letter to America's Teachers." I was taken back at first and went in thinking it would slam teachers. Well after reading the post I can tell you I was moved to tears. I hope you will take the time to read it if you are a parent or teacher or both. It was a good portrait of the role teachers play in children's lives as well as the overwhelming emotions parents have sharing they most precious gifts with the world. Click on the schoolhouse below to read the article. Share your thoughts and comments.