Dear Annie: I am very concerned about the state of education, specifically as it relates to the elimination of services. I am a high school counselor who is passionate about helping students and their families navigate through some of life’s most difficult obstacles, including drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, teen pregnancy, divorce, peer-pressure, self-esteem issues and academic struggles, to name a few. Just as you often indicate in your column, sometimes school counselors are the only safe, reliable, resourceful adult with whom students can share their problems. However, in an attempt to save money, some schools are eliminating counselors, and the academic scheduling portion of our job is being delegated to clerical staff.
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