Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is marking employee appreciation month with a chance to post compliments about teachers and others who do the work it takes to educate 140,000 kids each year.
This forum tends to draw a lot of complaints. That's understandable. CMS is a big, political organization that spends lots of tax money and has its flaws.
But here's a challenge: If you've commented on what's wrong with the district, take time to honor at least one employee who's worth a kind word. There are more than 18,000 people teaching classes, driving buses, serving meals, keeping the schools clean -- and yes, crunching data and manning administrative offices. Surely you can find one who's doing good work for kids or providing good customer service for adults.
If you want to go straight to the CMS appreciation form, here it is.
If you have children in charters, private schools or other districts, I can't give you a link. But it's always nice to drop a thank-you note. And if you're into tweeting, a reader just shared this Twitter campaign to #thankateacher.