I sat in two meetings today with my fellow education professionals. These are some really great people, who care about seeing to the success of every single student they teach. They never want anyone to fall through the cracks, and have great ideas about making sure nobody does.
Here we are, barely a month into the school year, and we are in a budget freeze. And people are walking on eggshells because they don’t know what’s coming from the state regarding how much they will renege on what they promised the towns in aid.
And I find myself wondering. What if we really had enough resources to carry out our ideas to fruition? People always assume schools are wasting money, or that the people who work in them don’t really care. It just isn’t true. Give these people the resources they need – in supplies, in texts, in technology, in personnel – and you would see wondrous things happen.