Last year, I lost my teaching assignment for this school year. Thanks to budget cuts and different priorities, I was replaced by an Algebra teacher. The school district made college preparation their goal. The change included higher math standards for middle school. The jury is still out whether this is a wise decision or not.
So I lost my position and became a pool teacher. For the record, I teach business and computer subjects mostly in high school. As luck would have it, I was assigned to a high school to teach business and computer subjects. I applied for a permanent position and got it! Here it is nearly a week later and things are starting to fall into place. My new students are getting used to me and I am expecting a good year. Next year, I will start a variety of business classes to attract the older and more interested students.
Education is paying the highest price for the terrible economy. In turn, the students will be the ultimate losers. Class size has increased and school years are shortened. At least that is the solution in this school district. Society will pay the ultimate price years from now. Increasing any taxes at this time is not possible! How will we compete? I can still identify the best or my favorite articles of the week. This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
Money Mamba – Learning from Local Business
My Multiple Incomes – Don’t Pay For Advertising, Host a Giveaway Instead
Not Made of Money – Six Tips for Saving Money When Dining Out
One Cent at a Time –25 Ways To Reduce Your Insurance Premium
Retire By 40 – Avoid Lifestyle Inflation
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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links. Education is the casualty of a bad economy! Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Teaching Assignment Edition.
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