Friday, March 14, 2008

Not Pretty

The shoe is falling. Today Kid.01’s teacher got a pink slip from Arnie, along with three other teachers at the school of 450 kids. It was based on seniority. So that means 4-10 teachers at just about every school K-12 in California got notice today, or will soon. Yes, they’ll finish out the year, but how? With such uncertainty, how can they be effective teachers? And without those teachers, how will the public schools function? Will class size, which was reduced to under 21 pupils for K-3, be increased again? More cuts in non-tested no-child subjects, like art/music, p.e., science?
How is this possible???? The State of California is trying to balance its budget on the backs of little kids.

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