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December's Words from the Prez

posted Dec 19, 2011, 10:17 AM by Bartlesville Teacher   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 10:18 AM ]

Can you believe that it is already December?  Christmas is just around the corner and a new year is almost here!  There are so many things that are associated with Christmas, shopping, sales, stress, sales, parties, sales, decorations and more sales.  I am sure that you noticed that I said the word sales a few time in the previous sentence, please bear with me and try to follow my train of thought.  

There are many sales going on at this time of year and people are trying to get the most “bang for their buck” especially in today’s economy.  Most people are going to want the sale that gives them the best percentage off the item that you want to purchase.  Why isn’t it the same way with other things in life?  

Today I was given a percentage that truly startled me.  Do you know that only 30 percent of teachers vote in elections?  I was truly shocked when I was given this percentage.  Voting is one of the ways that we can give a voice and back up the opinions that we have about how things are being done in our society.  There are many important elections coming up in the New Year.  There will be a school board election, a very important bond issue and of course later next year the presidential election.  The December winner is Marty Louthan. Contact Kelli for your prize. 

Please take the time to be informed about the issues, the pros and the cons for each issue or candidate.  More importantly get out and let your voice be heard and make a difference!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kelli Bryant

BEA President