My Grandmother, who raised me, was an amazing First Grade teacher. My heart always wanted to follow in her footsteps . . . and I did. I've never regretted that decision. I've taught in the coal mining towns outside of Charleston, W.VA and in Brooklyn, NY. For that past 20 years, I've taught in Macomb County.
I can't tell you how discouraging & disheartening it is to hear the lies on the television political commercials about educators. I spend more time with most of my students than their families. They are in my care for 7 hours a day . . . 5 days a week, and I take my role very seriously.
According to the political commercials, our profession has basically been called drunks, criminals, greedy, and liars. They know that scare tactics are convincing, and that most people will believe what they see if it is said several times. Don't believe them!
I'm/We're just asking for a voice. A voice to negotiate working conditions, fair wages, classroom size and appropriate instructional materials for our students.
Please Vote YES on Prop 2!