Ironic isn’t it?

Governors and legislators and even the president have said how important education is and how, as a nation, we need to become globally competitive.  Yet at the same time, they are leaving thousands of educators hanging in the wind as they have failed to come up with additional funding to retain teachers. Apparently they are waiting for a report from a commission on deficit reduction which is not scheduled to to issue its recommendations until after Election Day – well after the school year has started.

At the same time, states have committed to increase their requirements in English and Math. So students will have increased standards as well as having larger classes.  We cannot commit to raising standards at the same time as laying off teachers.

I guess it makes sense to someone.