Editor's Note - A Day in the Life
Like the Beatles, “I read the news today. Oh, boy!”
It wasn’t pretty. The economy continues in turmoil, if not free fall. Fat cat executives walk off with millions in bonuses from their failing companies (courtesy of taxpayers like us), while teachers and education support professionals face pay freezes and layoffs. Union busting is alive and well, and Big Brother may be watching you in your classroom.
“And though the news was rather sad, Well, I just had to laugh, I saw the photograph.”
You saw it, too—right on our cover. And how can you resist smiling at these submissions from your colleagues across the country? Thanks and congratulations to NEA members whose photos we’ve published in this year-end issue.
There’s more to smile about. We found a silver lining in the economic storm clouds—many parents moving their kids from private schools are surprised to find that public schools can be as good as, if not better than, their former schools.
That’s it for the magazine for this school year. Our new NEA Today Express continues through the summer by email. If you’re receiving it, please share it with a fellow member, and let us know what you think. Thanks.
Lyrics in quotation marks from “A Day in the Life” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Editor Doug Walker