I'm on the road this week, which makes it somewhat difficult to write as my schedule is all over the place. I do have time to sneak in some reading though, and I caught yesterday's USA Today editorial about the pending legislation in Congress that would keep teachers on the payroll. While I agree that we need as many great teachers as we can possibly afford, the key is that we need to pay for it. To that end, the USA Today editorial pretty much sums up my feelings nicely, so I wanted to share it.
You can find the editorial HERE.
By way of disclaimer, a member of my immediate family is a public school teacher and I have a 23 year old daughter to aspires to be a teacher.
Bottom line: if we want to keep these teachers on the payroll, it has to be paid for in current, real (as opposed to borrowed) dollars. The spending into oblivion madness needs to stop in this case and across the board (and that includes the wars we are funding via "Bank of China" credit cards).