It was interesting to read your article titled "Inner-City Teachers: Well, It Isn't the Paycheck." (Times, Nov. 5). It was a positive piece reflecting the dedication of teachers in the Compton Unified School District. I am proud of those teachers and they deserve to be commended.
My rhetorical question is why did the title say "Inner-City" teachers, as opposed to "Compton" teachers? If it had been a negative article, you can bet that it would have used the word Compton. In any event, I am on my way to personally compliment the Compton teachers you cited for their commitment to their profession.
KELVIN D. FILER
Filer is a member of the Compton Unified School District Board of Education.