John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Now, teachers are getting low pay and benefits. Under the Republican plan, they would like to reduce this pay and benefits. Who could afford to become a teacher in the future? Who would want to become a teacher under present conditions? What kind of future will new teachers have? Are we sacrificing our children due to money problems. Good quality teachers need good pay to stay as teachers. In the past, teachers gave up pay raises to increase their benefits. Now, much of this is being taken away from them. How much is it worth to you to see your children get a quality education? Would you be willing to fight politicians to protect our educators? Our children are not robots. They need to be able to learn to be free thinkers and open to educational values. Our children are our heritage. You also need to help our educators by becoming involved in your child's education process. PTA is a wonderful organization to help parents help their children. Take the time to find out all that it takes to become a teacher, and at what cost. To keep a good teacher, we need incentives for their future. You are the key to your child's future. Support our educational system.