To the members of the Educator Associations that have voiced their support; and to ALL the teachers in Massachusetts… heed the warning and spread the word!
YOU MAY BE NEXT…STAND UP AND BE HEARD!
It’s time to take the fight to the people who can make a difference! Governor Deval Patrick along with the state legislators can change this law (MGL Ch.69). This situation goes beyond the local school board, mayor and superintendent—the changes must come from the state level.
You, the teachers in school systems across Massachusetts should be concerned about your own jobs as well as the jobs of those of us in New Bedford. What is happening to the teachers at New Bedford High School could easily happen to you. If your school’s designation drops to a Level 4, you too, could face the loss of your job, according to MGL Ch. 69 Section 1J. An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap was signed into Massachusetts law in January 2010. This law allows that the superintendent may…”require all staff to reapply for employment”. All staff…the veteran teacher with the spotless record as well as the “newbie” fresh out of college. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!
All Massachusetts teachers should contact their state legislators as well as Governor Patrick. A grassroots movement is needed to get this law changed.
We must work together to impress upon OUR elected officials to do what is right. Right for their constituency, right for teachers, right for the students of Massachusetts!
If we work together, we can make a change!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Contact the governor at—www.mass.gov/governor/
Contact the legislators at—https://malegislature.gov