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Frustration and fear and deep discouragement. Many friends who have been notified they
are on the cut list and that list goes up to 5 years with the district. Rumors that there
will be no air conditioning, freezing classrooms in the winter. No paper for copies.
Classrooms increasing 50% in size.

But, we will produce miracles of achievement under lousy conditions won't we!

The news just reported that 43% in a poll preferred the cuts to raising taxes to fund
schools. I think the case has been made but in this "me" society the only people who
support funding schools are the teachers and some parents. Ugh!
gypsy /blockquote>

I don't know where in KS you are, but these circumstances
sound overly dire! Here in Lawrence we have lost 42 teachers;
that's a lot. But 50% increase in class size? No way. No A/C
or HEAT? No way.

BTW: Be on the lookout for the fed money to come down. The
class size reduction money will be a big h...See More
May 17, 2002
mari /blockquote>

On 5/17/02, gypsy wrote:
> I don't know where in KS you are, but these circumstances
> sound overly dire! Here in Lawrence we have lost 42 teachers;
> that's a lot. But 50&37; increase in class size? No way. No
A/C

The first cuts were made a month ago..necessary because of
declinin...See More
May 17, 2002
spare the schools? Non-tenured teachers beware!! Scary!nfm /blockquote>

On 5/17/02, mari wrote:
> On 5/17/02, gypsy wrote:
>> I don't know where in KS you are, but these circumstances
>> sound overly dire! Here in Lawrence we have lost 42 teachers;
>> that's a lot. But 50&37; increase in class size? No way. No
> A/C
>
>
> The ...See More
Nov 27, 2002


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