The local newspapers are only reporting part of the problem.
Not only are teacher’s being cut, but the ARTS, MUSIC, LIBRARIES, and COMPUTER Classes are being “reduced ” or eliminated,
AND the support staffs for all of those programs are being “reduced” or eliminated.
There are Far more cuts happening.
There are far more support staff and Classified personnel being laid off and reduced to the point where they will no longer have health insurance.
Sure the teachers are important but so are the rest of us.
Believe me the teachers won’t haul trash, scrub toilets, serve meals, run the libraries, answer phones, type memo’s, keep track of the day to day business in the offices, or
Transport students…. and they shouldn’t have to. That is what we do. And we are proud to do it.
Classified employee’s “run” the day to day stuff at the schools so the teacher’s, administration, can carry on with the important business of teaching.
Teaching starts as soon as the children leave the house every day.
We all help.
This tragedy is affecting the WHOLE team. It is harming the Children all the way around.
The Classified Employee’s have children too who may not only have to be put in understaffed schools ,
but now they will have the added attraction of not having the basic necessities of life.
Food, shelter, Health care…..They feel it when their future is not secure.
There should be a far greater outcry against the Governor , the legislature and government in general.
They were “hired” to improve things not to tear everything we have built down.
Tell them there is a better way to “fix” the budget than on the backs of our children.
They need to find the money somewhere else.
We all need to stand up and say NO!
We need to stand up to the “Powers that Be” and demand equal consideration, and Demand to be heard .
We MUST attend Meetings where they decide OUR LIVES, and we must be prepared to make it very difficult for them to take our livelihoods away.