Greetings! The following is the complete letter, in its entirety, that I had written to the Editor of the Worcester Telegram and was published on Wednesday, February 5. Unfortunately, the Worcester Telegram did not publish the full text.
Dear Editor :
As president of the Educational Association of Worcester, I head an organization that represents teachers, administrators and many of the educational support personnel working in the Worcester Public Schools. As you may imagine, I hear from EAW members frequently about issues concerning their work. The public may not recognize that these last few years have been a turbulent time in public education. EAW members have faced and are facing a number of issues regarding their work that employees in other occupations rarely face in intensity or time demands. As required by statute, we have negotiated the introduction of a new evaluation system that demands self-reflection, goal setting, [ Read More ]