Date: January 13, 2020 12:55AM
I don't know any teachers in my town personally, but when I can, I search https://www.donorschoose.org/teachers
to see what they need. One teacher's goal was to give elementary children books every month to build a home library for them. One teacher wanted stools. Another wanted an easel. An easel. The school can't afford an easel?
I proudly tell my neighbors that yes, I voted for the *very* modest property tax for teachers. Whatever about administrators' salaries. Go to school board meetings and bitch about it. What? You don't have kids in school? Me neither! But when I did, I was grateful for school lunch, enrichments programs - I was very grateful for all public school did for my child. Wait. Most of these kids live in apartments? Well guess what: property taxes are built into rent. You don't think landlords pay taxes out of the kindness of their hearts, do you?
When our teachers went on strike, I was like, "Right on!"
::steppin' off the soapbox::
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2020 01:06AM by Beth.