Letter to the Editor: PUSD Failed to Treat its Teachers with the Respect they Deserve – Longfellow Elementary School

first_img Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff The Pasadena Unified School District has failed to treat its teachers with the respect we deserve. We are told that teachers are the most important variable in the quality of the education provided to students. Yet, teachers have been offered a paltry 3% salary increase over the last eight years. We accepted 10 furlough days to help the District weather the recession. We are continually expected to adjust to the ever-shifting educational pendulum and changing superintendents. We spend many hours researching and creating curriculum to meet the shift in standards and to meet the needs of our students. Longfellow teachers do this because we are dedicated to the children and families within our community. We are passionate and experienced. We love what we do.The District needs to understand that we must also care for our own families- our own children or parents. We must pay our rent or mortgage, student loans, car loans, and medical bills. Many of us buy school supplies and snacks for our students. We deserve to be valued and respected by our Administration. A 6% raise would begin to move Pasadena from 43/47 in comparable district salaries. Our highly trained and valuable teaching staff is a resource that needs to be retained. The students of Pasadena/Altadena/Sierra Madre deserve to have great teachers who will continue to work hard every day, love what they do, AND feel they are fairly compensated.Sincerely,Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary School Teachers HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Opinion & Columnists Letter to the Editor: PUSD Failed to Treat its Teachers with the Respect they Deserve – Longfellow Elementary School Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 7:41 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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