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Teachers coming together to help one of their own

To the editor: It isn't often that I read a positive article about teachers, but your story on Carol Clark, a sixth-grade teacher at Jaime Escalante Elementary School, really got to me. I didn't know that teachers could donate sick days to a colleague in need, but it's a great program and it's gratifying to see how so many selflessly heeded the call. ("After cancer diagnosis, an outpouring of support for Cudahy teacher," Sept. 1)

I send my sincere wishes to the Clarks for the speedy recovery of Carol and her permanent return to the students she loves and who love her.

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It was the last line of your article that brought me to tears, when a student told her, "Thank you for teaching me today." This is what excellent teaching is all about. Thank you for the lesson.

Linda Winters, Culver City

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