An archived stack of papers: 'education-spending'

No Way Out

In a stack of papers called Legislation.

  • Oct
  • 13
  • 2010

As this school year year rolls on and you no longer have a bookroom clerk, librarian, subject area coordinator, testing coordinator, repro clerk, counselor, career center adviser, campus monitor, activities director, student services adviser, and any number of other positions that have been eliminated, you face a difficult choice. And no matter what you choose, you’re in trouble. We need to keep... read more

Wanted: Creative Ideas

In a stack of papers called Reform.

  • Mar
  • 23
  • 2010

Anyone out there have some creative ways their district is cutting costs? We’ve got zero creativity and, honestly, never really have. Yesterday was a day for our Sup to come tell us what we already know about the budget and for him to politic during the Q/A session. And I’m not hearing anything interesting about how to solve the problems from the district.

It’s been suggested... read more

Your New Job

In a stack of papers called Legislation.

  • Aug
  • 11
  • 2009

You are probably going to be asked to do a lot of things this year. Last year, those things would have been done by someone else. This year, you’ll be expected to do them. You’ll be asked to take more students in your classroom. You’ll be asked to volunteer at this event. You’ll be asked to watch the library one day a week. You’ll be asked to supervise a few more hours.... read more

Get Down With The Sickness

In a stack of papers called Reform.

  • Nov
  • 10
  • 2007

We’re all sick, aren’t we? It’s a green monster that sits in our pockets, wallets, purses, and cars. Money makes us more ill than healthy. Schools are no exception. If they could be healed of the need for money, so much would be different, so much would be better. But schools don’t need more money, they just need to learn to manage their addiction and stop asking the public to... read more

Education Spending

In a stack of papers called Legislation.

  • Jun
  • 23
  • 2005

Per pupil spending is an unfortunate straw man that education and government alike enjoy dragging out in front of the public. This straw man helps either side make their case about education spending and the statistics support both sides. Meanwhile, the real villains are left unaddressed and our children are stuck in a damaged system that needs to... read more