In light of the fact that I am nursing the mother of all colds (too whiny to post an original thought), and in light of the turmoil in the world today, especially affecting all of our children's educations, I thought I'd post this video that I received in my in-box from a fellow teacher today. All that most educators ask for is the right to do our jobs, to do what we feel we were "born to do". Just give us the basics, and we'll figure out the rest. Give us your poor, your dejected, your socially inept, and we'll figure out the rest. If possible, please give us some paper, pencils, and books. If not, though, don't worry, we'll figure that out too. If you want to see just how far the almighty dollar will stretch, give it to a teacher.
There are a couple of words that would land you in detention in this video, so be careful who is listening!