In support of teachers in Fremont Unified School District, I wrote the following letter to five board members of the Fremont Unified School District and among the five board members, two of them reply my support letter with explanation to the issues and I am here to support both the teachers and FUSD in getting what all teachers deserve -- a contract and a reasonable raise for their distinctive and honorable profession and great care for our youngsters.
I am writing to you all to show support of our teachers in . My older boy is in Kinder Garden in . It is the best school that I am so grateful everyday knowing that my boy is in good hands with wonderful teachers and principal of the school. From time to time when I drive my boy to school, I sometimes joke with him to exchange role as I really love the class and his wonderful teacher. I find it more fun to be in his shoes learning from his special Kinder Garden teacher.
And it is mind boggling for me to hear about the issues of not having a contract for the teachers and let alone a reasonable raise to cover their recent increase of insurance deductibles. I may not know all the details about the issues, but I really want to write you to show my concerns as well as full genuine support for the teachers. If there is any profession that the Almighty asks me to bless for a financial rewarding career that makes ends meet plus some, I will pray to Him to give the best to teachers as they are the best guardians for our little ones to teenagers, who are our futures to take care of America and live the American dreams with generosity to help all people in all nations. We as parents have full support for teachers to have their reasonable benefits such as having a raise and contract to cover the mind wrenching and non-stop increases of health insurance costs. If the board has to cut corners in balancing the FUSD General Fund Ending Balance of $28,674,737 in 2007, please cut somewhere else but not on the salary increase that every teacher dearly deserves in FUSD. Please cut on the quality of toilet paper if you have to find a way to solve the problems.
I hope you bear with me on the frustration and perhaps misunderstanding on my part to the issues that you have. And please give your care and most attention to your kids' guardians. I am referring to the teachers of your own children, please think for a moment that every teachers who are in the schools that you drive your kids to in the morning are deprived of a salary that make ends meet, just imagine how thankful and motivating we as parents are telling the guardians of my beloved children.