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Sound off for Feb. 2, 2014

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From page A8 | February 02, 2014 |

Music Matters, a nonprofit that works with students, lost about 100 local students when it had to switch the times it offered classes when the Fairfield-Suisun teachers union filed a complaint that it was teaching during teachers’ prep time – a violation of the union’s contract.

Here are some comments from our website on an article about the issue:

  • Once more the union shows that it’s not about the best interests of the students. What a ridiculous shame that kids miss out on something that enhances their education and makes them happy. Why do parents put up with it?
  • Why do parents put up with the school district not having a regular music program that evolves into the pupils getting in the school orchestra, concert band, marching band, ROTC band, etc.? Where do the school district and parents think that future musicians will come from? In my opinion, the music program is just as important as the math, science and any other department.
  • The teacher’s union is there to look out for the best interest of the teachers. That’s what it is there for. Why don’t you hold the school responsible for looking out for the best interests of the students? They could do just that by making decisions that both benefit the students and the teachers.
  • Change the contract ASAP. Support the children, not some whiny group of professional thugs. Music is important and an aid to learning other subjects.
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