…but not this year. June may well take that prize.
For educators the first week in June begins the dash to the finish line. Usually this is a time of frenetic resolve to get things done in a timely fashion accompanied by a host of emotions as yet another school winds down. This has been no ordinary year and yesterday, the Connecticut legislature added to the uncertainty by ending their legislative session without a budget agreement. Hundreds of teachers will leave their schools with their careers in jeopardy in spite of the dramatic infusion of federal stimulus monies. Many veteran teachers have faced times of economic turmoil in the past and know the devastating impact they can have on the life of a school. Although I am far back from the front lines these days, After forty years of experience as an educator and advocate, I still feel the pain. Read more