Readers Write: Compromise on teachers salaries |

Readers Write: Compromise on teachers salaries

The anniversary of 9/11’s terrorist attack has just passed and I find myself remembering all that I experienced and felt that day. One of the things I remember thinking is being thankful that I lived in a small town and hopefully would go unnoticed by those who would want to harm us. The other thought I had was isn’t it a shame it takes something like this to bring us all together.

Which brings me to the reason I am writing. I love our small community and give my time freely for the betterment of our children who live here. I am a big supporter of my school and its teachers who have such an impact on their lives. This is why I devote most of my free time year after year, serving the needs of my school. I am writing to urge the teachers and parents of this community to come together and ask union leaders to reach a negotiation soon!

In these difficult economic times I believe, no matter what the fine print or arguments, 12 percent is a great increase for our teachers. So, there was something the union leaders do not like in the package, that is what compromise is all about. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, show us that you are not using this election year for your own agenda and that your agenda comes before our kids. Regardless of what you originally intended, it appears you are holding our kids hostage for your special interest. Union, show us this is not the case and settle before the November election. Let’s get on with our school year.

Either way our kids in this community who are the ones hurting by your cancelling field trips and special projects that many children in this area would otherwise never experience. In the end, it will be the “parent volunteers” who will have to work harder ” and without a raise.

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