Over at the Dad Gone Wild edublog, a poster raised a series of questions that need answers. His/her last question is my number one. My response:
“Question are the building subs permanently baked in the future year budgets or is that just one time money because every building needs that to continue forever” is my number one question/hobbyhorse, since I’m one of those building subs.
I love it; I get to do something new every day, I know all 400 kids in the building, the day flies by because I’m busy.
But I have ZERO faith in HR continuing this. They do exactly the opposite of what they SHOULD do Every. Single. Time. Building subs are needed pandemic or not. I’ll be there virtually tomorrow; I’ll be in the building Monday. So will all the other building subs. We and the day-to-day subs will keep the lights on and the kids learning, even though we’ve had no raise in … years. Oh, and my vaccine appointment isn’t until the 24th; I’ve just been crossing my fingers since October.
“Learning loss?” A pathetic, ludicrous term. They’re learning. I see it happen every single day, just as I see exhausted, never-give-up teachers working 80-hour weeks for 37.5-hour pay.
Thanks for all the writing you do.