I’ve been a little bit bugged lately.
Sure, the regulars are always a little annoying…stuff like how my kids can’t put dirty socks in the hamper to save their souls and how cell phone answering machines STILL give detailed instructions on how to leave a message. I mean, seriously, I don’t think there’s a single person in the United States of America who doesn’t know that you should leave a message after the beep and then hang up. Also, did you know that it costs $536.91 to go sit in an doctor’s office with an Endocrinologist for 15 minutes. Yeah, very annoying.
Oh, and there’s the ultimate annoyance that my computer sometimes feels like it needs to freeze like every five minutes. Seriously. Yes, I’m very thankful to have a computer, but I spent a lot on this thing and when you pay that much you do expect that it will at least work. Macs are totally overrated in my book these days.
But lately, more than anything else, I’m so annoyed at budget cuts. Although they did reinstate early intervention therapy across the state (after they ruled that it was illegal to take it away), they are still making a ton of cuts in education funds. To me that just simply doesn’t make sense. They’re letting some of my very favorite teachers go next year and they’re keeping some of the teachers all us parents try to avoid like the plague. How can they get away with this? Makes me so mad. We should keep teachers based on how well they teach our children, not on who’s been there the longest.
So next year they will have huge class sizes (since they have to cut so many teachers) which will be taught by many teachers who simply can’t handle bigger sizes. Why not keep teachers who will have the capacity to handle that?
But here’s the real kicker: they just installed a new electronic marque sign in front of the school. Is that to rub it in our faces that they want to spend our tax dollars on frivolous things rather than on real people who will change the education of our children?
I’ve written letters, gone around and had a bunch of parents sign them, talked to the “big wigs” in the district office and realized that you know what? They don’t really care what parents think. We have to go to the legislature to have a “voice.”
And I’m bugged that I don’t have the time or the energy to open that ball of wax right now.
So, I’m just bugged.
There. Just had to get that off my chest.