I am writing to express my endorsement for Jason Isaac’s reelection as state representative for Texas’ House District 45. I have followed Mr. Isaac’s tenure in the House and had the pleasure of meeting him this past weekend. We are extremely lucky in District 45 to have such a capable, dedicated and fiscally responsible representative.
I was especially happy to hear his commitment to the education of our children. I am a retired educator, having worked 29 years in public schools, and I can tell you first hand that Mr. Isaac’s call for compensating teachers who excel in their profession is exactly what education needs.
As an administrator, it was extremely frustrating watching teachers who did not care about their students, did not teach, but always knew they would get a paycheck — and a raise. I would watch this while another teacher, maybe in the next classroom engaged all students in the learning process — went above and beyond what the district said was expected — and got that same paycheck and raise. This would not go on in any other industry. Why do we let it go on with something as precious and important as our children’s lives. Their future rests in the hands of those teachers.
It is an embarrassment. As in any profession, the best should be rewarded. If a teacher is not performing according to a district’s standards they have no business in a classroom. These are not an inanimate object we are producing; these are human beings, the future of this country. Jason Isaac sees the importance of this.
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