Friday, May 1, 2009
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK
The photo above is from the Concord Transcript on 4/30. You can see Nancy and James. If you view the photo, you can also read what they had to say about our demonstrations. Thank you CC Times and Concord Transcript.
United States Senator Barbara Boxer sent a personalized response to a letter written to her about the situation here in the MDUSD. She acknowledged the efforts here and assured us that she will keep our views in mind when law makers are discussing this issue.
Our very own Tom Henneberry (Mr. T) submitted the following letter to CC Times which was published. Great job Tom!
As a concerned parent of two boys educated in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, I am appalled at the budget cuts imposed on the districts' teachers and other staff.
These cuts have distressed teachers and parents. It seems teachers have become the scapegoats for the failed policies of the state government.
Every teacher, student and staff member deserve all the support our community can muster in voting yes on Measure D in May.
The budget cuts deny our students a quality education, and undermine the dedicated work of the educators providing it. This penny-wise, pound-foolish philosophy has to stop.
Our elected officials must get their priorities straight for the future of our country, which rests in the hands of our children. Wholesale staff reductions and larger class sizes do not provide a solution.
Teachers ask only for a fair shake — for the opportunity to earn a living wage — and to create a positive environment for their students.
With public school education in crisis, it is time to draw a line in the sand. It is vital that we restore this institution to its rightful place in our society, and stop the shortsightedness before it is too late.