Its All in the Fine Print
While discussions across the country focuses on education and funding all of this attention has not done anything to increase funding for basic necessities for classroom teachers. As a 21 year veteran in the field , I remember budgets that included over $100,000 in textbook funds alone. Now a days, that fund is a few thousand dollars for entire school districts. While politicians speak of advancements in education and how teachers just want pay raises and retirement, I would like to have materials and equipment to teach my students instead of paying for these things out of my own pocket. With this grant money, I will purchase equipment and materials to print and copy new reading, math, social studies, and science materials and learning centers for my students.