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Pleasanton schools join in statewide Day of Action
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on Mar 3, 2010
In the 30 minutes before school started Thursday, teachers, classified staff, administrators and parents joined the statewide effort to support education. Called the Day of Action, they stood in front of school with signs and handing out fliers to stand up for the future of California schools.
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posted Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 5:39 PM
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Posted by Deborah Daugherty-Engle
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:18 am
GOOOO,TEACHERS!!! Teachers have never been paid enough in the high-income community of Pleasanton, and now the District's Administration is cutting teaching jobs like crazy, allowing too many children per teacher, no raises, in fact, pay cuts, and expecting more hours out of teachers, as well as Pleasanton School District Administrators CUTTING SUBSTITUTE TEACHER'S PAY 15%!!! What are these [Portion removed] ADMINISTRATORS trying to do to Pleasanton Schools???!!! These [Portion removed] ADMINISTRATORS, should have taken a LARGE pay cut first, themselves, as they don't earn 1/3 of the money they make, anyway!!! They make HUGE incomes, for the little, selfish, mental effort that they contribute to the School District, and since I graduated from Amador Valley High School, in 1973, they have cut ALL of the extra-curricular (basically, they cut ALL of the classes that helped students think creatively, and think for themselves, and what I see for the most part ,now, are kids coming out of schools with absolutely no abstract, creative, or individual thinking skills at all, not to mention verbal skills. One more thought; Wouldn't it be nice if school districts changed the rules so that students cannot bring their cellphones to school, and constantly text each other all day??? I've seen 2 teens in the same room together, and they didn't utter one word to each other, they sat there and just texted each other, for hours!!! MY GOD! These young people are going to run this country someday, and they have absolutely no verbal, or creative thinking skills! I don't know about anyone else, but this thought scares the HELL out of me... Pleasanton School District Administrators, Get your "heads" out of that selfish pile of sand you've got them in, set an example, and YOU, THE ADMINISTRATORS, take the pay-cuts first, BEFORE you freeze, cut, and issue IOUs' to the teachers, and let them do their jobs the way that they were trained to do them!!! Pleasanton Teachers, as well as teachers all over this country of ours, deserve much more respect, and pay than they have ever gotten, and Pleasanton School District Administrators, overpaid, useless, and "bloated", need to realize that it was the TEACHERS IN PLEASANTON WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE AWARDS THE PLEASANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS GOTTEN; NOT THE SELFISH, OVERPAID ADMINISTRATORS...