With all due respect, the letter from state Del. Haven Shoemaker appearing in the Aug. 12 edition regarding the Maryland teachers' union response to Gov. Hogan's decision to not release $80 million for education was offensive. Not because Mr. Shoemaker believes the governor was correct in his decision, but instead because of his use of name calling and insulting language to describe the organization representing teachers in the legislature, the Montgomery County Senator, etc. When public officials resort to using clearly offensive descriptions and words that are meant to be offensive (whining, flunkies, ultra-liberal and "someone active in the Hillary Clinton campaign," "quit the bellyaching", etc.) they are taking the low road and one that most of us teach our children not to take.