Friends – – I met an enthusiastic young woman in South Attleboro today knocking on doors on Robinson Ave. I told Bethany I will be a strong education supporter… and Bethany told me about the day in Attleboro High School when she walked into Latin class and was told her teacher was gone and Latin was cancelled for the rest of the year … and beyond.
I looked Bethany in the eye and told her I would vote NO to layoffs during the school year. I told her I want Attleboro schools to return to the level we were at before the massive layoffs a few years ago. Bethany go excited and told me she would definitely vote for me.
I also met a woman who is an aide in our school system. She was offered no pay raise this year and was deeply offended. Her union fought back and helped her get a tiny raise but she won’t forget the slap in the face when told she didn’t deserve a raise. We need dedicated teacher aides in Attleboro…. and we want them to feel appreciated.
Every day I meet teachers, aides, students and voters like Bethany who want stronger schools in our city. We will be building a new high school… lets continue to build what happens inside the classrooms!
If you want to volunteer to hold signs and canvass with me in September and October, please let me know (508-577-1412). Attleboro can be the strongest city school system in Massachusetts. Let’s invest in our youth!