Heartfelt Thank You to Teachers and Staff Schools & Kids, posted by A Fan of Educators, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2009 at 10:24 am
Yesterday was a sad day as Teachers received their final layoff notices.
It affected a local school near me - and 8 wonderful educators. Many more around the district also received those notices.
I don't know where all this will end, and I don't pretend to know all the effects to each one's family, but I do want to be sure they all know that I do Care for each of them.
I pray that each of you will be able to remain in education, because I know how much dedication is required to become a teacher. It is not an easy job, and takes a special person - with special talents and skills - to educate children.
Other school staff also received final notice yesterday. Again, a very dedicated group of individuals that supported our schools.
My words most likely ring a bit 'hollow', as I know tears have been shed and will continue to be. I know there are those who find themselves without a job at the same time their spouse has also been laid off. I know it hurts.
But, also Please know that your talents and strength have driven you in the past. And those same characteristics will be with you always.
I want you to know that you are all in my prayers...and that your work has been valued, and your presence in our schools has impacted this community in a very positive way.
You are remarkable, and I hope we get to see you back in Pleasanton schools someday.
Posted by fred, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm
I'd like to thank all the Republicans and Tea Bag Heads for ruining our schools. I'm hopeful that as Pleasanton's demographics continue change, the conservatives in this town will get scared and move off to some backwards town in the Central Valley where they can live out their GOP fantasies. They can elect Joe the Plumber as their king.
Posted by Just a P town resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm
To the person who wrote: "I'd like to thank all the Republicans and Tea Bag Heads for ruining our schools. I'm hopeful that as Pleasanton's demographics continue change, the conservatives in this town will get scared and move off to some backwards town in the Central Valley where they can live out their GOP fantasies. They can elect Joe the Plumber as their king."
You sound angry. You also sound quite judgmental (Tea bag Heads??) and uninformed. And labeling people who live in the Central Valle as "backwards" sounds a bit politically incorrect, yes? You also sound "hopeful". Well how is the "hope" and change working for you? And in re: to the demographics changing. I absolutely welcome those wonderful Asian and Indian families to Pleasanton. They boost the scores in our district and bring their wonderful conservative values with them.
Hate to break it to you but not everyone who voted NO is a conservative. Please do not ONLY give all the credit to the conservatives for demanding fiscal responsibility form the PUSD. I think that is something both the sides can agree on.
And as much as you attempt to make this a right vs left issue or make those "Tea baggers" feel utterly miserable with your uneducated, hostile post,......well, it just won't work.
Studies have shown that Conservatives are generally happier than people like you, Fred. Check out the source below!