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School supporters wear red today to show teacher appreciation

Original post made on Mar 20, 2009

Last week teachers, students and parents donned pink to in a statewide showing of support for schools. Today, Pleasanton mom Steffanie Gamecho is hoping they will do the same, this time with red.

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Posted by Wearing Red today
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

I'll be wearing red today to support our wonderful teachers and Measure G, the school funding measure to support our schools. Vote yes on June 2 to save our schools.


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Posted by Parent of Two
a resident of Val Vista
on Mar 20, 2009 at 10:02 am

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This is getting ridiculous. These pathetic little fashion gestures are USELESS and likely non-compliant with state law. Political statements are not permitted on school campuses. Disguising them as "showing support for teachers" doesn't diminish the fact that this is a BALLOT issue, and should be no more allowed than an anti-Obama or anti-Bush shirt.

And what of the child who just happened to wear BLUE today? One would hope that teachers are professionally bound NOT to comment on politically motivated fashion, but we've seen that many teachers don't recognize professional boundaries. And suppose students (who have no such boundaries) criticize or ostracize a non-conforming fashionista based on politics?

Stop this fashion/political manipulation of our kids!


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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

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I actually find it quite comforting to see so many parents on my daughter's campus wearing red when they pick up their kids after school. It gives me more of a sense of how many parents are already aware of the effects that state budget cuts could have on our schools and are following the parcel tax issues.

It puts the opposition I read about here more into perspective, as a distinct minority.


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Posted by officer50@gmail.com
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Red should not be worn by anyone. Red is the color that gangs wears especiallly by the Crips and NorteƱos. Are the parents trying to bring in the gangs to influence the elections?


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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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Red is also one of the school colors at Alisal.


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Posted by DJohns
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

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Sandy,
My children worn red on Friday because they did not want their teachers to be mad at them.
We support our teachers. We do not support a parcel tax.


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