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It's time for teachers to speak up
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Every year during the week before school starts, I have the privilege to speak to all of our teachers as part of the district’s instructional fair. Normally, I use this occasion to thank and recognize these dedicated professionals for all that they have done and continue to do to keep our district moving forward. When I spoke to our teachers on August 14, my main message was that although our district has fallen to the bottom third of our state in terms of funding, the results they are producing are certainly far from the bottom third. (The fact that our district lags so far behind in funding is a topic for another day…) This year, however, I also talked more about the legislative process than I ever have when speaking to a large group of teachers.