There is a sign on the east side of Oxnard Boulevard, near Gonzales Road, which has a "cracked" schoolhouse along with the words: "Oxnard--the home of unhappy teachers." I see this sign several times throughout the week. Each time I see it, I get a very distasteful, discouraged feeling for the message it is delivering to our children.
We as adults understand that the teachers are unhappy with their paychecks. If this is the case, then I think the teachers should do something in their classrooms that causes the district, the board and the parents to have complete knowledge and confidence that they deserve the pay hike that is being asked for.