Really depressing being in CPS right now
My son’s school got word of our potential cuts:
Basically all specials are up for cuts. Foreign language in his gifted program (no surprise there,) music, half of art teacher, possible loss of science and computers. Bussing, of course, is up in the air.
I guess I knew it was coming and for each class, I figured I could deal with the loss of it. It’s just when they take basically *ALL* of it – everything except sitting in the classroom learning – that it gets really depressing. It just seems like a really un-fun day for the kids not to have breaks for other topics. I suppose the burden falls on the classroom teachers to cover some of these topics, which means that teacher quality and energy is more important than ever. But of course teacher cuts have nothing to do with effort/ability/innovation, and everything to do with longevity. Grrr.
I’m also sad thinking of these people being displace who will have hard times finding jobs right now. French teachers, music teachers, and bus drivers are not going to be having an easy time of it out there.
From what I understand, schools are being given the worst scenario, and then we all hope/beg/pray that more money will materialize from the state. At that point schools will prioritize what to add back in.
Where do we go from here?
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