Teachers deserve fair and reasonable contract

Today, in my 2nd-grade classroom, I had to have Child Protective Services contacted, created another behavior contract for an impulsive student, continued a science lesson on matter and electricity, motivated the well-below diverse reading group, taught three-digit subtraction, created a class book with our stories for all to read and share, and supervised recess for 300-plus students. And that’s not the half of the details I problem-solved today.

Please urge Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his Board of Education to settle the public education teachers contract fairly and promptly.

Hawaii is in desperate need of appropriate and supportive leadership. If we advocate for our communities, students and families, what makes anyone think teachers shouldn’t work toward a fair and reasonable professional contract?

Please help the state’s professional educators.

Laurie Tanner