Osmond Helps Educators
by Judy Mahoskey
November 30, 2011
||As the legislative season approaches, educators tremble with worry. What will they try to do to us next? In recent years, we've stuffed more and more children into classrooms, slashed supply budgets and all but eliminated opportunities for professional development.
Salaries, retirement benefits and health insurance benefits have all been reduced. There have been efforts to disenfranchise teachers while asking more and more of them, and while one hand starves the system, another is busily grading it. Amidst all of this cacophony appears a moment of sanity: Sen. Aaron Osmond actually engages educators in a discussion of issues affecting them. And he listens — attentively. One small step for a man; a giant leap for legislative protocol. -