So today is a just a little “state of what’s going on” type of post. A good friend of mine, a great teacher, just informed of this, but be warned… you really don’t want to read it.
My friend in Michigan just had a 10% pay cut – RETROACTIVE TO DECEMBER – imposed by the school board (they have been working without a negotiated agreement all year). That means her checks will be 20% less for the rest of the year. AND she has additional health insurance costs now also being imposed! Teachers were told if they don’t show up to work tomorrow they can be fired!
I mean is this really what our nation wants?
I am struggling to even write commentary in a way that I feel good about posting because all of my commentary feels just so dark. And that’s not who I am nor who I want to be.
But how long can this educational levee hold in the face of this current onslaught from all sides