“To the BUSD Board members, students, educators, and community as a whole…”

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jejunejesuit
jejunejesuit
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1 month ago

So inspiring that a group of fourth graders banded together to write this horrible letter!

Jesse Steele
Jesse Steele(@jessesteele)
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Reply to  jejunejesuit
1 month ago

hahaha. I sure would like a name to put on this letter to be sure!

Educators4Reason
Educators4Reason
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1 month ago

Here is a translation for everyone’s convenience:

1. “we all agree that what is happening to our schools and society at large is not ok” – we are an anonymous group of people (or perhaps single person)

2. “We do not want to bicker about statistical analysis and how things are interpreted differently depending on bias. We simply want to approach things from the simple viewpoint that no one should be forced to choose between something they do not believe is in their best personal interest and being forced out of the field.” – we don’t want to address the point that vaccines are attributed with fewer deaths, we don’t think that we need to take safety measures to be in our field

3. “we cannot back down now and let these things divide us.” – we cannot back down and take a weekly test instead of getting vaccinated in order to protect the people of our schools and community because we have a belief that we should have requirements as teachers

4. “We humbly ask for your support in this endeavor, to show students that respecting others hurts at times but it’s still the right thing to do, especially when it is unpopular.” – we don’t recognize that respecting others involves verifying our own health status in order to minimize the risk of passing on a deadly virus to others

5. “A Vaccine Mandate for teachers will inevitably harm our community and students more than Covid ever could” – we have run the numbers and the inconvenience and oppression of testing weekly is worse than people in our community getting sick and dying

6. “possibly resulting in close to 50 staff across all campuses being fired” – lol we would rather lose our jobs than put a q-tip up our nose to make sure we don’t have covid

7. “Additionally, mandated testing medically profiles those that have made a personal choice that they feel is best for them and their family.” – we don’t know that the definition of profiling is ‘the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior racial profiling’

8. “we can support others even if we are not on the same page” – we can veil the promotion our own interests by saying we care about everyone

Jesse Steele
Jesse Steele(@jessesteele)
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Reply to  Educators4Reason
1 month ago

I think you have a valid right to post your opinions here and your arguments deserve to be heard. I think people just are looking for a little accountability. Who are the “Teachers for Choice”. Without a face to the name, we all have to assume this is some trucker at a rest stop on his iPhone. Especially seeing as how you changed your name from the original letter, to this response. I would love to get an interview with you as soon as possible and get your cause out there. In the mean time, I’m afraid this is all I can post from here on out. Journalistic integrity and what not.

GIgi Georgeson
GIgi Georgeson
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1 month ago

Hi there- since he authors did not sign their names, you have no idea who wrote this letter. You are not sure it is “teachers and staff”. Putting ‘news’ out there that has not been fact-checked is dangerous.

Jesse Steele
Jesse Steele(@jessesteele)
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Reply to  GIgi Georgeson
1 month ago

Actually I agree with you completely! I saw it was already posted on other sites so I added the bit about this not being our views and I sent out emails to see if I could track down who this is from and put a name to it. Thanks for the heads up! We always appreciate viewers help and opinions.