Dear Minnesota Public Education System,
Please don't let my Darling Boys down. Please provide them with warm and loving teachers who can see their bright spots and help them positively glow from a love of learning. Please don't mistake years of service as being synonymous with smarts and teaching skills; it's not. Please hire and retain teachers who exhibit a love of teaching, exploring and expanding their own knowledge base as well as the children's.
Please keep my boys safe from harm while in your care; keeping bullies, predators and dangerous activities at bay. Please teach them to embrace all people, cultures, politics and religions; teaching them by example that we can learn from each other's differences. Please prepare them for higher education; preparing them to be accepted and excel in whatever subjects they wish to further their educations and pursue careers.
I don't foresee having the funds to pay for an excellent and expensive private education for my two boys. I beg you to adequately fund public education year after year. Please remember the future of our children; our state; our country; our world is in the hands of our educators. Think twice about budget cuts; think three times about staffing cuts; and always think of the kids before the mighty dollar or the powerful teachers' unions.
Don't let me down! I'm counting on you, MN Public Education System, to do all of these things and more for my Darling Boys as we begin this long journey in September.
Mom to two Darling Boys Who Will Soon be Attending Public Schools in the Twin Cities
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