Letter from Concerned Parent to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning School Conditions and Teachers' Strike, 1968

Letter from Concerned Parent to Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian Concerning School Conditions and Teachers' Strike, 1968

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2-21-68
Dear Mr. Christian-
Surely there must be a solution by which both sides can come to a working agreement in this school problem. When our politicians are campaigning for election, they assure us they are well-qualified to serve and to improve the office they desire.
We have recently returned to our own home in Ft. Myers from Montgomery Co., Md., after 1 1/2 years. My 6th grader made the unsolicited comment, " Mom, Allen Park sure doesn't have the equipment we had at Pleasant View" (and we have always known A.P. Elementary is one of the best in personnel and equipment in Lee County) 
I was also reminded that there are school fees required here we had no need to pay in Md.
Apparently, our teachers in Fla. have real grievances I used to term "exaggerations", before living up north for a while.
We [realize] Maryland has the obvious advantage of many, many years' experiences