As an Arizona Educator, I’ve been in complete support of the Red For Ed movement. I’ve done my best to spread correct information to raise awareness of what we are attempting to accomplish. No matter what obstacles we face, we will continue fighting for our students’ future.
I wrote the following letter to all the Arizona Legislators this morning to invite them to join our cause:
Dear Esteemed Legislator:
The purpose of this letter isn’t to yell at you or to make threats. I have absolutely no aggression while writing this. I’m sure you have gotten your fare share of frustrated emails over the course of the past week during the RED FOR ED campaign. However, I would instead like to cordially invite you to become a hero in the largest education reform in decades.
Teachers and support staff are coming together—not just in Arizona, but all over the nation—to enhance the school experience for all of our students. With a culmination of thousands of years of experience working with children, these educators have come to a consensus on how best meet the needs of students. But they can’t implement these changes on their own.
Dedicated, hard-working legislators are needed to turn their vision into reality. A number have heard our plight and have decided to stand with us. If you have already committed to our cause, I would like to thank you; we feel so blessed by you. Thank you for joining us as we continue to pursue the best opportunities for our future generations.
If you have yet to join with us, remember that this is an open invitation. Even if you feel like this isn’t something you can support now, I will still remain hopeful that this is simply a timing issue. I’m confident that education reform is coming—whether it happens now or next year or the following years in unknown, but I guarantee that it is coming. I hope you will stand with us and be a hero as we continue to strive for the best of our state’s children.
Thank you so much for your time and service. I shall forever pray for wisdom and discernment for Arizona’s leaders in the difficult decisions they face every day. I appreciate your service and hope hat God blesses you for your efforts.