Monday, September 24, 2007

What Can WE DO?

Greetings Colleagues,

This is my first real blog and I do not have time today to create my profile, "pimp out" my blog, and all that good stuff. Just want to get this information to as many people as I can quickly. As the President of the Association of Commonwealth Teachers, I often hear complaints from teachers followed by "But what can we do?" While I do not pretend to have all the answers, I am not one to sit back and feel sorry for myself without trying to do do something about it. I believe that's why you elected me as President in the first place. An overall consensus at our first ACT meeting after the election was "You lead, we will follow." Well guys, it's time to do more than talk the talk. Let's walk the walk.

One thing that has become clear is we can not improve our current situation without addressing the funding issues facing PSS. The legislature holds the purse strings. The best way we can improve education in the CNMI is to work with the Legislature and BOE in addressing these issues. One way ACT can help is to assist in ensuring those who are elected are sensitive to the needs of our children and teachers. That's why we've chosen to host Pre-Election Educational Round Table Discussions each Wednesday evening until the elections. Below you will find the press release regarding the event.

I realize we all have hectic schedules, and the last thing you need in your life is another meeting. But please, for the sake of our children attempt to make time to attend one or more of these educational round tables. As teachers and PSS employees, our numbers are many. It's time to stand united. Together, we can make a difference!


Concerned about the future of Education in the CNMI?So are we! The Association of Commonwealth Teachers is calling for all interested community members to join us in Pre-election Educational Round Table Discussions with the candidates.

The purpose of these events is to ensure that teachers, parents, and the community are able to meet the candidates and ask questions regarding their plans for education. This will allow voters to make informed decisions in casting their votes for members of the Legislature, Senate, and Board of Education. Round Table discussions will be held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. in the cafeteria of San Vicente Elementary. Candidates from Precinct One are invited to join us for this Wednesday's Round Table.

All interested members of the community are invited to join us at these gatherings. You do not have to be a registered voter or a resident of the specified precinct in order to attend. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact The Association of Commonwealth Teachers at


Angie said...

Thanks Jeff for arranging this, alon with Angelo. I hope more show up as the word gets out!

Betty said...

Hey, I'm not all about the glory or anything, but don't I get a little love too? ; - )