At a time when parents are struggling with helping to educate their own children, and a time when teachers are having to alter the way they teach, do we hear of "teacher appreciation week?" Today is Thursday and I have yet to read any mention of appreciation for teachers in the Ashland Times-Gazette.

I’ve lived all my life with teachers. My father was a teacher, my wife of 54 years was a teacher, my daughter is a teacher and I taught for 35 years. So, I wonder in this community of the Ashland public, our local newspaper, they are ownership: where does the silence of appreciation begin?

Thank you for the forum.

Albert W. Goad

Ashland