Thank you to everyone who took the time today to show support for public schools! Strong community support is important to maintaining successful public schools. When studies show that 76% of parents are either satisfied or very satisfied with their local public schools, it's hard to believe the hype that the public school system in America is failing. Let's fix the small percentage of schools that are failing without throwing all the successful ones under the bus. We can't just sit back and watch as organizations try to transfer our public dollars into their private pockets.
If you're proud of your local public school, or know a teacher, paraprofessional, counselor, librarian, nurse, custodian, principal, administrative assistant, engineer, cafeteria worker, bus driver, or anyone else who helps to drive the engine of our public schools, then remember to thank them. (Or just share or like this post and maybe they'll see it.) :D
Belleville Federation of Teachers Local 434
A Union of Professionals
Proud alumnus, union member, and educator in District #201 since 2006.
Dr. Hentze is the author of High Finance with Hentze, a monthly blog that provides news about District 201's current financial state.