If there's one thing that THE POWERS THAT BE
can do, it's take the PAPA BEAR
in me right out of the forest. Here's a situation where I just want to verbally tear into someone's butt, BUT (heh, heh unintentional pun) I can't do that, so, I'm forced to write emails, talk to colleagues (comparing notes) and blog. Angry, vicious blogging. Hang in there, keyboard!
Here's the deal. Like many schools, we have a poverty rate of 75% plus. That means we have a lot of students on free breakfast and lunch. As you might suspect, those two meals are probably the BEST
meals a lot of our students get day after day.
As you also might suspect, along with that high poverty rate, you also encounter a certain percentage of other problems like absenteeism and tardiness. It goes with the territory. Concerning this, on one hand, you have a certain percentage of people who don't value education as much as they should. On the other, you have a certain percentage who struggle with life...