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In response to "Commitment to Excellence" As a teacher, I am committed to excellence. I have a Master's degree and continually take classes to improve my teaching skills. I would lay down my life for any one of my students. I care that much for my past and present students.
As for how much money I spend out of pocket for my students and classroom, I have never bothered to keep track. But I can estimate over $50 a month -- easy. That does not include all the fundraisers that I contribute to as well. This includes Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 5K's, clubs, and so forth. I am a member of the Booster Club too.
What about the time I spend? I start getting my classroom ready on August 1st. I work a few hours everyday unpaid until the 27th. I if I don't have to go in on a Saturday or Sunday during the school year I am amazed. I leave for work at 6:30 am and stay to 5:00 on a regular basis. Should I mention the time I am wasting right now because I feel I have to write a rebuttal to your article.
So writer of this article, I don't know for the life of me why you would go after teachers. We are the grunts in the trenches. We are the ones who bare our souls, and get our hearts torn apart. We have sleepless nights fretting over our students. Dang, have you got it wrong.
I feel we have already paid the county and continue to pay through taxes. The city should pay it's fair share of utilities and building up-keep. The county is getting sales tax to pay for the building loan which should be paid off soon, unless the commissioners have been borrowing against the building to fund other projects???
I agree. Terry is the best person for the job.
Please, You should educate yourself and quit listening to talk radio. You are a sheep being lead to slaughter. Maybe you should be more positive and join in support of our country or move to Lybia. You can fight the government with a gun there.
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