Let Me Tell You About My Raise

I should be happy, but I’m not

Many years ago in an interview for a teaching position, I was asked how I can tell what the values of a school district are. I responded by telling the hiring committee the best way is to look at the budget. What an organization spends its money on tells you what they value, and just as importantly, what they don’t. I told them if a school values athletics…



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John Egelkrout

I am a teacher in an inner-city alternative school and work a small hobby farm with my wife. I write about politics, education, and social issues.