My children are YOUR future! THEY are so much more than a number!

Dear Mr. Gates,

MY STUDENTS ARE MORE THAN A TEST SCORE!!! They are musicians and athletes. They are volunteers and part time workers. They are dancers, gymnasts, and martial artists. They are writers, painters, and gamers. They are skaters, fishermen, and farmers. They are shoppers and travelers. They speak more than one language. They struggle, overcome, and succeed. They are resilient. They are AMAZING people! They are sons and daughters, grandsons and grand daughters, nephews and nieces. They are MY children. They are the children of friends, neighbors, and co-workers. THEY are YOUR future! They are our FUTURE. THEY are what make getting up and going to school to teach everyday worth it. THEY are so much more than a number!!!!


Julie Beeson


About Highlighting Members' Needs

We are running for the following Renton Education Association positions because we believe in the following planks: Becca Ritchie, Candidate for REA President, Nelsen Middle School, Computer Tech Susan DuFresne, Candidate for Primary Executive Board, Maplewood Heights Elementary, Integrated Kindergarten ✅  Demanding a healthy work-load/life balance. ✅  Bargaining competitive professional compensation. ✅  Challenging the status quo test culture with: Less is more! ✅  Emphasizing our professional expertise. ✅  Prioritizing equity and access for all. ✅  Utilizing 2-way 21st century communication tools. ✅  Acting in solidarity with all unions. ✅  Supporting ALL members. ✅   Implementing developmentally appropriate K-3 curriculum/assessment.
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