I have just finished reading the "open letter to Alpine families" written by Susan Lancaster and I cannot tell you how offended I am that a teacher would suggest selling an asset of the taxpayers or closing a school in order to divert that money to teachers salaries.
This is typical of the selfish attitude of public workers who somehow feel entitled to ever more of the taxpayers dollars.
The teachers of Alpine should have gotten the message from the failed bond measure that the taxpayers of Alpine have little support for paying more or getting less for their taxes. We are still reeling from the outright theft of our tax money by the GUHSD for the High School we will never see.
I have news for the teachers of Alpine, times are tough all over. Most of the taxpayers of Alpine have seen decreases in their own personal incomes in the past few years that make the concessions faced by the teachers small in comparison. In case they have somehow missed this statistic there are over 90 million people in this country now who are not participants in the workforce.
The teachers of Alpine like every other employee in California are free to take their skills and seek better compensation elsewhere if they feel they are not being fairly compensated, but it is my opinion that if they explored that avenue, they would quickly find that they are both lucky to still have employment, and that there are a multitude of people who would gladly fill their positions and be more than happy just to be employed.
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