To: All Indiana Public Educators

Thank you

Now that the school year is officially over. I hope you have all had a chance to breath. I’d like like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for all that you do, and for all that you have done for all our kids over the years and decades.

Each school year is different from the previous. Heck, no day is the same in education. There are so many variables in any given lesson, during any given day, week, month, year, and career in education for the kids, the teachers, the parents, and the administrators.

This year was no different. Except for the fact that it was. You all experienced something no educator has ever experienced in the history of education; weeks of online learning dropped in your laps over night. Not a delay. Not a cancellation. A continuation if you will. Having dabbled in E-learning and online curriculum I was happy to not go through that with you.

Last November

If you don’t know me my name is, Ken Tucker.

More than anything else in this world, professionally speaking, I want to be your voice.

I taught from 2006-2018 within the Noblesville Schools.

I was taken advantage of the entire time by our state. Those of you who were there with me were as well.

Undervalued,

Overlooked,

Taken advantage of,

Those of you that are still in the classroom are still being taken advantage of by our state. At the very least your not being heard within the walls of our State House. Since 2006 we have been under valued, over looked, and taken advantage of by those within the Indiana Statehouse. Constantly sacrificing our personal time, resources, and money for our students and our classroom. I know that is nothing new in our profession. But unknown variables in pay, standards, testing, and evaluations are new. It’s important to remember it hasn’t always been this way.

Make the impossible,

Possible

A few things that has changed recently is our state funding formula, publicly funded private education, and referendums. Our local and state unions have tried their best but within the Indiana Statehouse there are only a handful of people truly listening to us on a daily basis.

I feel like I have been waiting my entire life for real educational reform in our State. First as a student, then as a teacher, now as a parent.

Now, I’m taking matters into my own hands

I would love for you to at least be open to my candidacy for Congress in Indiana’s 5th District. I’ve got the nomination of the Libertarian Party. I am one of three candidates for the job. I want to represent you and our state in Congress. I want to use my voice to support Indiana Public Education, it’s educators, and it’s students. If you don’t live in the 5th district please forward to someone who does.

If you do live and or teach in the 5th I would love to meet you and some of your friends and talk about what matters to you.

I want to be your voice

Ken

Even before it was a thing

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