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on Dec 27, 2013
Iron Horse Trail:
Perhaps this happens in other areas as well.
Each time trail arrives to a public street there is a big 4 letter word:
S T O P
But pedestrians and bike riders alike, just walk,run, stroll across the public street as if the 4 letter word: S T O P is intended for the driver of the vehicle.
Some are kind enough to provide the morning single finger salute!!!
Some are more brazen shouting at the driver for not stopping.
Some are on a casual stroll across the public street.
Do you have this experience?
If you do and seek to help reduce these incidents, write a local counsilperson, contact local newspaper on it, toot your horn each time it happens,
The pay is quite low. More like volunteer work. The district is not comparable with other districts in the Bay area. If serious, they really need to consider raising the pay.
While I am not on the sub list, I was called to sub in an advanced class that had not had a sub who knew the subject for two weeks. Then I realized how little pay I would get for the week's work, amounting to less than $9/hour for the 7 hours at the school, the 2 hours of preparation, and the 10 hours of paper grading that I did. So I turned down the long-term sub job the district offered me and resumed tutoring.
Many years ago I was offered a long term sub job at a Danville school. I was working on my Multiple Subject credential at the time. I had already decided not to take the class before the visit because there were many problems. Then I met the kids. It was a Special Ed classroom. I took the class.....for the rest of the year. Promptly applied to study for my Severely Handicapped credential and for the next 20 years lived happily ever after. Being a sub opens doors and opens your eyes to many opportunities. If money is an issue, certainly, do not teach. But if waking up every morning happy and eager to go to work, then teach!
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