I just read your piece about some of my co-workers at Lincoln. It is appalling that these talented individuals got pink slips. I also got one (my third one in five years) and I think I speak for many teachers when I say this: It’s near the end of the year and we are on the home stretch, striving to be positive, pushing our students to graduate (in my case, seniors), remaining positive about their futures, and looking forward to a successful end of the year when we can all celebrate.

Then, wham, here comes March with another pink slip. The cheerleader, the teacher, struggles to remain positive in the face of a possible layoff. The students know what’s happening and they feel the mood on campus. There has to be a better way to handle this for the dedicated teachers who work in our district, and for our students.

Nancy Weisinger lives in La Jolla.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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