Letters from Striking Teachers John B. Herndon and Betty L. Herndon to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christians about the School Crisis, 1968

Letters from Striking Teachers John B. Herndon and Betty L. Herndon to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christians about the School Crisis, 1968

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1007 Flamingo Dr.
Leesburg, Florida

Dear Mr. Christian,
I am one of those hot headed teachers with 19 years of teaching experience in Florida. Yes I have resigned. In fact my wife and I have both resigned. We are both really tired of having people tell us that we are not doing the job. We know we are not doing the job as we would like. However we are powerless to do anything about it because we can not get the supplies and equipment which we need in the classroom.
We also know that we have some very poor teachers among us but until we have a say in certification on [personnel], I can't see any way to improve this situation.
Needless to say that I am very disappointed that you have been so concerned with the problems of County Administration that you have not realized that teachers were having problems too.
I am now and will continue to support he FEA and if FEA had not activated those resignations I would have left FEA.

Sincerely,
[Signature] John B. Herndon
John B. Herndon
Mr+Mrs.