The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.
Everyone has at least one name come to mind when asked, “Who was your favorite teacher?”
The reason: teachers play a vital role in our personal development and profoundly shape the trajectory of our lives.
Today is National Teacher Day. If we’re truly going to honor our teachers, we must have their backs when they need us. We must end the privatization and corporatization of public education because profit motives have no place in our classroom.
As we redefine what it means to be a Democrat, we cannot simply be the Party of education – we must be the Party of good, free, public education for all children, which includes collective bargaining and teacher tenure.
The California Teacher’s Association, California Federation of Teachers and many educationally-minded delegates are promoting Kids Not Profit, a resolution rejecting the subsidizing of for-profit charter school companies and reaffirming our Party’s commitment to strengthening local neighborhood public schools for all Californians.
On this National Teacher Day, I hope you’ll consider supporting this very worthy resolution.
Finally, a moment of personal privilege… I’d like to thank Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Weidlein, and
Mr & Mrs. Perez – my favorite teachers. Like most of us, I have more than one. As this campaign comes to a close, I can say with absolute certainty, I would not be here today if not for my former teachers. I’m eternally grateful.
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