Sunday, November 17, 2013
A message for Mr. Bob Unger....Submitted by a member
When I went to my physician last week ... He asked what is going on with the NBPS? When I replied to what I thought was an odd question ... He went on to say he has recently had a huge influx of educators from the system asking for medical assistance . I think that outside, unbiased observation speaks volumes Mr. Unger.
Personally, I am fortunate to work in fabulous schools with supportive principals, supervisors and peers. These individuals are, and have always been, "rigorous" educators and consummate professionals. However, because I am an itinerant teacher who travels between schools, I have directly witnessed the suffering of teachers in other buildings, especially NBHS - and I cannot turn a blind eye to it. I am looking forward to meeting with my colleagues on Dec. 13th. I wish to listen to what they have to say as well as share my thoughts on how to move forward from this abysmal situation.
As you stated Mr. Unger: "this is an emotional time," one that affects and pervades the entire staff of the NBPS, including: principals, teachers, support staff, para-professionals, custodians, and cafeteria staff. We wish for the parents and taxpayers to understand we not afraid of hard work or change. What we are afraid of is being assaulted on the job, sexually harrassed, physically and emotionally abused... This is something that has dramatically increased in our schools and yet mysteriously has not been reported in The Standard Times.
I ask you Mr. Unger would this be acceptable in your office or even in your own children's schools? This is why Southcoast physicians have been inundated. We are just trying to survive and do our best for New Bedford's future - its kids.
Posted by NBEA