Lou St. John
New Bedford Education Association
160 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Dear President St. John,
On behalf of the Somerville Teachers Association, I am writing to you to offer our support. The actions of the New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent are draconian to use the frequently labeled term. We believe that one of the other models for school improvement should have been used. Particularly a model that gives the hard and smart working educators a voice in how to improve their school.
Unfortunately, it appears that we are at a time in public education where politicians and business people believe they know what is best for schools, students and teachers.
I have asked the members of the STA to consider attending the rally on January 17th. If they are not able to do so, I have asked them to send a personal message of support to either the NBEA’s Facebook page or your email address. Personally, I am planning to attend the rally to represent my 640+ members.
Please let me know if we can offer any further assistance.