In the old days, we wrote letters to the editor. In this day and age, you can make your opinion known in a way that's more personal, more nuanced and more direct by making a YouTube video.
"Hey there everybody, I made a video to address the teachers, and help give them the perspective of a former graduate and current college student. I was told that this was the best and quickest way to get this video out to the community and the teachers.
The five-minute video is titled "To the Teachers of the Geneva School District." In it, Hanson, a Chicago College of Performing Arts student and 2010 Geneva High School graduate, talks about the pay cuts and benefit reductions to symphony orchestras across the country.
In the video, Hanson speaks directly to Geneva teachers, and asks them not to strike. The Geneva Education Association filed its 10-day notice of intent to strike and teachers could start picketing as soon as Nov. 9.
"I'm not under the impression or the delusion that my five-minute video is going to stop or prevent a strike from happening," Hanson says. "But, again, my goal of this video was just to bring the perspective of me, a former graduate of GHS and a current college student, to you, the teachers of Geneva School District."
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