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.

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