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Teachers are not appreciated
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by Bernard, Pheasant Ridge,
on Jul 5, 2011
I am amazed at how people are quick to blame teachers for the problems in the state budget , the failing of our education system and the general malaise of the American student. I taught in the public system for many years. As much as I enjoyed teaching and coaching( most of it was inner city). I was not able to support a family on a teachers salary. We are one of the few cultures that do not value our teachers. We overly regulate and under pay our experienced teachers. Talented and creative individuals do not look to teaching as a long term career choice. As a long time resident of Pleasanton I am well aware of how our home values are closely connected with the reputation of our school district.WAKE UP, potential home buyers are aware that Pleasanton residents cannot pass a simple parcel tax whereas San Ramon Unified has passed several. Unless our school district continues to excel our property values will fall. This is a fact. You can stick your head in the ground and act like the problems with our schools will go away - THEY WILL NOT Young people will not choose teaching as a career. We are losing our life blood ( young teachers ) . If you value the future of our country you need to take a stand for public education. Otherwise we will turn into a have and have not society
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