Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Misplaced Priorities

Got some great news today ... our school district is facing yet more tough budget cuts.

As far as I can tell, our superintendent is some kind of wizard. He's brilliant when it comes to saving cash, and cutting corners only when absolutely required.

But even the incredible competency of our fearless leaders isn't enough to keep at bay layoffs (234 positions, according to the news report above) when there is simply no more money.

We also got an all-staff email today letting us know we are out of computer / printer paper.

My freshman class is working on solving big problems today, combining art and science in the spirit of Da Vinci. Thinking about the state of our nation, a freshman girl just asked, "Mr. Bank, why do we spend so much money on wars ... but not enough to keep like three extra teachers?"

I had no answer for her.

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