An art teacher shot herself in front of Largo Middle School last week, leaving a 4-page suicide note that lambasted the principal.
Wage slaves are hurting everywhere, but it's really, really bad in the schools. For every Linda Joy Taylor, there are countless teachers dealing with their depression in a less dramatic, slightly more bearable way. This was a group largely demoralized even when the economy was riding high. Now, in addition to being asked to drill their students in preparation for standardized tests, teachers are getting laid off. The remaining tackle bigger, more unruly classes -- and get frozen wages for their trouble.
Barack's New Year's Resolutions:
1) Fix the economy
2) Fix the schools
3) Fix everything else
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