I know that a lot of teacher’s are backing the Democratic party in this year’s local elections as they believe their platform benefits Indiana’s educational system best. I usually listen to all of the discussion, but do not add much to the conversation. I also keep to myself the fact that Brett worked for Todd Young who is running against Evan Bayh in a highly charged Congressional race. Brett has also met both Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb, the Republican gubernatorial candidate. He backs both. In fairness to the other side, however, I also do not disclose the fact that he met the Democrat candidate for Governor, John Gregg and actually has a lot of respect for him.
My loyalty is to my son. Brett believes in the aforementioned Republican candidates whole heartedly. I trust his opinion and have listened to his thoughts on the matter. I know this may not make me popular in the teaching circle. I don’t like arguing politics, however, so I generally keep my opinion to myself. I have no problem agreeing to disagree, but I realize that not everyone feels this way.