I’ve been trying to write a post about the Delaware Education Association‘s Bell to Bell Week and I’ve been stimied. Teachers throughout Delaware (except Delmar — thanks News Journal) are only working from the start of classes to the end of classes — bell to bell — to protest Gov. Markell’s proposed pay cut for state employees, specifically teachers.
For my family, this means that two events scheduled for this week have been canceled. To tell you the truth, I won’t miss sitting in that stuffy auditorium at all. My boy is excited about all of this as his teacher is having the students participate in Bell to Bell Week — no homework!
And this is all I got.
. . . I know how hard teachers work . . . I also know that the Delaware budget is in crisis mode . . . I know that Gov. Markell is making some hard decisions . . . I know 8% is a big pay cut . . . I know many people that have been laid off from the private sector and are still looking for jobs . . . I know I’m happy I’m not the governor.
No solutions, no blogger diatribe, just confusion.