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Letter: Schoolteacher’s apparel too casual

This is a first-grade classroom at Branch Brook

This is a first-grade classroom at Branch Brook Elementary School in Smithtown at the end of the day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

It was disappointing to see a summer school geometry teacher dressed in flip-flops, rumpled shorts and a T-shirt [“Joining forces,” News, July 26]. Was he teaching a high school math class or did he stop off on the way to the beach?

As a teacher, you are constantly imprinting behavior in young people. It’s no surprise that my clients have so much trouble finding employees who know how to dress appropriately for the job.

John A. Cortopassi, Nesconset

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