Saturday, June 8, 2013

Another Year With No Teaching Job!!!

Summer is upon us and another school year is coming to a close. Here in sunny Southern California, Kindergarten teachers and students are excitedly preparing for their commencement programs. Sadly, June is like any other month to me in a life without students. Once again, there will be NO Kindergarten Musical for me to direct, NO children to hug, and NO parents to thank!  Needless to say, it is a very sad time for me!  :(

"I Will Try To Have Fun In The Sun"

I can't understand why Long Beach Unified School District is not rehiring their teachers after all the time and energy we invested into the futures of their youth? After all, Proposition 30 was successfully passed last November with the expectation of adding billions of dollars to public school education. Yet, even more teachers were laid off for the third year in a row. Where has our money gone? 

Apparently, new technology and better buildings have taken precedence over teachers. The greatest leaders of this nation, including our Founding Fathers and over half of our U.S. Presidents, were taught in one room schoolhouses. Technology will never replace the compassion and enthusiasm of a teacher who delights in helping to mold young minds!