Teacher Survey

 November 10, 1999

 

 

Dear Teacher:

 

          My name is Peggy Jeffries.  I, myself, am a former teacher who recently served as an Arkansas State Senator and was on the Senate Education Committee for several  years.  I, and many others, would like to find a way for the opinions of the teachers to be heard by legislators and others in authority who are making important decisions on education.  Often it seems that the teachers themselves are the last ones asked about the vast changes taking place in education today.  We hope the enclosed Teacher Survey, designed and initiated by other Arkansas teachers such as yourself, will be an effective tool in helping us find out what teachers truly think about the current extensive educational reforms and help those teachers' voices to be heard.

 

            Every teacher in your district (as far as we could ascertain)  is receiving a survey identical to the one enclosed.  These surveys are completely anonymous and are being conducted in many other schools in Arkansas. Hopefully, they will provide at least a random sampling of teacher opinion all over the state.   Please take ten minutes of your busy time and fill out the survey and return to us in the enclosed envelope.

 

            Just circle the letter of  the statement by each number that best reflects your opinion.  Feel free to underline parts of questions about  which you feel strongly and make comments on any question in the Survey. 

 

            If you are concerned about educational issues and would like to become involved in helping make a difference, please indicate that on the comment section or send us a note to that effect.  There are many ways you can help, and we can keep your name confidential if you desire.

 

                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

                                                            Peggy Jeffries

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Survey

 November 10, 1999

 

 

Dear Teacher:

 

            My name is Peggy Jeffries.  I, myself, am a former teacher who recently served as an Arkansas State Senator and was on the Senate Education Committee for several  years.  I, and many others, would like to find a way for the opinions of the teachers to be heard by legislators and others in authority who are making important decisions on education.  Often it seems that the teachers themselves are the last ones asked about the vast changes taking place in education today.  We hope the enclosed Teacher Survey, designed and initiated by other Arkansas teachers such as yourself, will be an effective tool in helping us find out what teachers truly think about the current extensive educational reforms and help those teachers' voices to be heard.

 

            Every teacher in your district (as far as we could ascertain)  is receiving a survey identical to the one enclosed.  These surveys are completely anonymous and are being conducted in many other schools in Arkansas. Hopefully, they will provide at least a random sampling of teacher opinion all over the state.   Please take ten minutes of your busy time and fill out the survey and return to us in the enclosed envelope.

 

            Just circle the letter of  the statement by each number that best reflects your opinion.  Feel free to underline parts of questions about  which you feel strongly and make comments on any question in the Survey. 

 

            If you are concerned about educational issues and would like to become involved in helping make a difference, please indicate that on the comment section or send us a note to that effect.  There are many ways you can help, and we can keep your name confidential if you desire.

 

                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

                                                            Peggy Jeffries