Posted on Jun 04, 2010
On Thursday, June 3, SDUSD Board Trustee Shelia Jackson joined Trustees Richard Barrera and John Lee Evans and voted to overturn all 112 SDEA layoffs. This vote followed an accountability session with Trustee Evans last week, as well as a delegation of teachers who visited Trustees Jackson and Katherine Nakamura in their home neighborhoods last Friday evening to encourage them to do the right thing.
Evans’ and Jackson’s reversal of their unnecessary and harmful decision to lay off teachers is no coincidence. This victory was the direct result of SDEA members acting collectively to encourage the Board to do the right thing. If you have not yet watched the video prepared after our accountability session with Trustee Evans, please take seven minutes to do so now:
When we speak together, we are powerful. It was our collective voice that moved School Board members to oppose layoffs, and that same voice that will allow us to advocate effectively for our schools, our students and our profession.
Together We ARE Stronger!