Thursday, February 5, 2009

Budget Cuts

I think everyone is discussing this topic now.  This topic is even more pressing at the private school level.  We already know we're losing a number of our students next year and that means a huge freak out about the money situation.  I think I've already mentioned staff cuts are being bandied about, which is fine and understandable--you lose students and it makes sense to lose teachers.


I have an issue with the possibilities with this "staff reduction."  I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, our small staff is riddled with laziness and incompetence.  And I have a pretty good idea these wont be the people who are reduced.  And, that fact makes me mad.  To know there's an English teacher who merely has his students read in class while he hands them notes he printed off line.  Or the history teacher who boasts that he has never written a lesson plan.  The teacher who never seems to be in his classroom and tells students they are ignorant shits.  And good people who try every day--their jobs are the ones in danger.  

We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


There is one particularly abrasive teacher that I didn't have to deal with much last semester but seem to run into at every turn this semester.  She is rude, she is harsh, she is a complainer, and she is a know-it-all.  A lot of things I can't stand in a person.  

But, the capper really was this.  

Last week at lunch someone had brought in some macaroni and cheese for people to eat if they chose.  FREE OPTIONAL FOOD.  And do you know what this woman did?  She bitched the ENTIRE lunch period about how the cheese was inferior and she wouldn't ever eat that stuff.  Why would he bring in something like this with CHEAP cheese?  Just on and on and on.  And I just kept thinking that no one is FORCING her to eat it and no on is even ASKING her to eat it and the poor guy was just trying to be NICE.  And yet she yammered on and on.

What is wrong with people?