Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The final (for now) high school built with the money from the last bond that was passed will open next year. Blah, the campaign for that bond is something that I’d like to forget, but can’t. Every time I turned on the local station there was an ad paid for by those who were for the bond. It disgusted me.

It didn’t disgust me because I had a particular stand because look, for bonds against bonds, I don’t care. Just don’t try to manipulate people and portray a false reality. I say this because this particular commercial involved a doe-eyed 5th grader, named Zach, talking to the camera about voting Yes on the bond. Oh yeah, that passes the bullshit test because there’s nothing that interests a ten-year-old boy more than school bonds. Yep, dirt bikes, fireworks and school bonds.

He even commented on how school districts have “inequitable differences in funding.”


Oh sorry, I left my bullshit detector on.

That little boy had no idea what was coming out of his mouth. Heck, the juniors I teach have no idea what “inequitable differences in funding” means. I could be wrong, though, because he told us that he was “just speaking from his prospectra.” Then someone corrected him off camera that he was supposed to say, “perspective.” Who cares though? It doesn’t matter that people have used this kid to emotional manipulate me. His lisp when he says “promissthory note” is adorable!

I’m way off on a tangent, by the way. I’m actually writing today to share with you guys that they’re now accepting applications from teachers in the school district totransfer to the new school. In case you’re wondering it is being called Lake Woodsprings High School. Yikes, this school is called Springwood Lakes High School. They didn’t really venture far out of their comfort zone when it came to naming this place. Before it got this name it was just called High School #5. That almost has a better ring to it.

Also Pécan encouraged teachers who were “tired of this place” and “desired a fresh start” to consider taking this opportunity to transfer from Springwood Lakes. I’m not going to lie to you and say that such a speech gave me the warm and fuzzies. I mean it wasn’t exactly being asked to cross a line in the sand.

Yet, I think I’m going to stay. Don’t ask me why because I don’t really know why. Maybe I realize that the grass will always be greener on the other side, no mater what side your on. Maybe I’ve decided to go down with my ship. Maybe Pécan should have tried a different approach. Hey, he should have gotten that Zach kid. Hearing, “tiwerd of dis pwace,” might have done the trick. Again, just adorable.

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