I am a graduating senior at Payson High School. I am writing this letter as a grateful student of social studies teacher Ron Silverman, who provided me with so many mind-expanding experiences that it is impossible to describe them all.
Taking Mr. Silverman’s class pushed me to study things I had never learned before. He assigned challenging readings; the most inspiring one for me was “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, which showed me how society and economics really work.
We had a lot of fun reading this book, but we also gained so much valuable knowledge. We learned the value of education, and the importance of seeking the truth, even when it’s hard to face. This book has truly inspired my fellow classmates and me to the point where we would recommend that as many people as possible read it.
We also read “Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, Economics in One Lesson” by Hazlitt, and other memorable works.
Overall, Mr. Silverman made sure we read and discussed these books to make us think about the way the world works, and also what we can do in the future to help make it better.
I am so grateful that I had Mr. Silverman as my teacher; he made me believe in myself, and that I could go to college, and succeed.
I feel very sorry for PHS students who won’t get to study with him in the future.