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Change is Not always for the best
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by A voice unheard, another community,
on Nov 18, 2009
So many changes in the last three years are causing divisiveness and inequity at our little school. Decision makers at Sunol school continue to make poor choices when it comes to spending funds and meeting the community's needs. Money that could be spent on educational supplies and salaries for quality tenured teachers and staff is frivolously spent on the unnecessary remodeling of the classrooms, unnecessary new furnishings for offices and classrooms, and class space used for a single person office, just to keep up appearances. Time and money spent moving and re-moving preschool and childcare from room to room are unnecessary expeditures. Each move requiring some form of remodel or upgrade to meet licensing requirements. Why not leave them were they were? In a perfect, approved and safe location. Administrators continue to award themselves raises while other employees remain stagnant. There are other less costly solutions. I was taught to make do with what you have until it really must be replaced. So what if all the tables and chairs don't match? The air of affluence is overestimated by reality of needs. Personal pride is getting in the way of quality education. Administrators who monopolize power and control rather than admit error in their decisions and refuse to correct those errors, cause poor moral and feelings of inequity on campus. Children suffer the consequences. The safety of students on campus after dark, in out of the way unlit areas, is dangerous and is compromised out of stubbornness to change or "give in". Our student’s safety is a priority to be considered. I don’t want to have to face the consequences of injury to a child. Why are we in this business of education and nurturing if not to educate to the best of our ability with the resources that we have.” Why are we in this business if not to protect and properly supervise children in our care? This is not a competition to be won by power. This is a challenge to educate our children during difficult times to become future leaders and productive adults. Let's stop the petty issues of control and get back to the real task at hand. Let's take this journey together using all of our resources for the benefit of the children and forget the selfish pride. Let's conserve resources and plan before we take actions that will hurt our programs. Let’s visit the consequences of proposed actions before we take them. Let's climb down off of self created pedestals and get to work. Until we do, our children will continue to suffer the cuts made to their educations.