Saturday, March 12, 2011

At The Rally: Save Our Texas Schools

I have photographs. Tomorrow I will have at least one movie. An unbelievable 11 to 12 thousand demonstrators showed up today at the south entrance to the state capitol building. OK on a Wisconsin Richter scale that is a 5 but on a Texas equivalent scale, that was definitely a 15. Or maybe 15.2.

I love it when teachers get together to present their grievances. It is all so sad. All they want to do, it seems, is to do their jobs. To teach the children. Teachers are unique people. Unique in that they are not in it for themselves. They are in it for the people they serve: their students.

Legislators, and most people, don't get this. Teachers love what they do, love their students, and love teaching.

Legislators haven't a clue who they are dealing with. Republican legislators doubly so.

This makes the current angst about state funding of education so acute. So dear. So ironic.

The least of us, poorly informed legislators, are now making decisions on the greater of us, we in the education endeavor. They lean to convince themselves against public education and for private education.

Oh, and by the way, we are not going away anytime soon.

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