As a teacher in Beeville ISD, I feel I must speak up. In a recent article in the Bee-Picayune, a “Tea Party” member talked about Beeville’s failing schools. I am not sure how many classrooms Mr. Keeney has taught in BISD; I have taught 25 years. I am here to tell you our schools are not failing. We have some of the best teachers and administrators in the state. These people work hard every day educating the children of Beeville and making sure they are productive citizens.
To make a claim that businesses will not come to Beeville because our schools are failing is simply a ridiculous statement to make. People saying our schools are failing will keep business away.
I not only work for BISD, I graduated from BISD, my children graduated from BISD, and I am glad to be able to say that. I, for one, am tired of hearing such comments; tearing down our schools does not and will not help anything. We have our fair share of challenges, yet we are making great strides to overcome them all.
To Mr. Martinez, if you would like to run for a seat on the board of BISD to help with these challenges and make our schools even better, I say “bring it on.” To all BISD employees — staff, teachers and administrators — I salute you all. Job well done!
Teach Loud, Learn Proud!