Representing teachers of the
East Side Union High School District

President's View

by Marisa Hanson

Several years ago, I wrote a President's View and the Panorama Editor at the time felt it was too negative. So I took a deep breath, rewrote my article and submitted it for publication. I am reminded of that time again. Teachers don't feel appreciated; class sizes are above contract (over 700 on the 18th day of school), and the district is not willing to work with us to come to a contract agreement. People keep telling me they are reminded of those dark days when 834 teachers were pinked slipped and we had a superintendent who didn't value us as educators. Are we headed in that direction again?

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