As a teacher in the public education system, I have to give kudos to Sens. Jim Dabakis and Todd Weiler for their comments regarding the unfortunate event in which schoolchildren had their lunches taken away ("Cafeteria manager placed on leave after school lunch seizures," Tribune, Jan. 31).
In addition, they proved their interest in public school issues by taking time out of the legislative session, to actually visit the school! Teachers have always invited policymakers to visit their schools to see what is happening at the grassroots level. It is very rare that an invitation is accepted.
Legislators are "too far removed" from the reality of what teachers and students are faced with daily. I couldn't agree more!