Sunday, February 20, 2005

Teacher commutes 2 hours from Frederick because he likes Montgomery County's politics

While some Montgomery County teachers whine about their half-hour commute to work, Montgomery Blair High School teacher Joseph Lynch says his two-hour commute from less expensive Frederick is worth it because he prefers the county's "liberal perspective" to that of his own town.

In a piece on how many Montgomery County teachers say they can't afford to live in the area because of the high home prices, the Montgomery Blair online newspaper reports on the contrarian language resources teacher: "Lynch has decided to stay in part because he likes the political climate in Montgomery County, as opposed to the one in which he lives. 'I prefer the culture here in Montgomery County. I prefer the liberal perspective. It's really close to reactionary in Frederick,' Lynch says."