We sat around and talked late into the night a couple of nights ago and as I listened with some amusement to the latest school district drama I snapped a few photos. To be a teacher is to be a target these days. The people in charge announce piously that they want to streamline administration and do better by the teachers but they never do. The people that set budgets never cut their own salaries and they like to add burdens to the teaching staff. This next year classes have been restructured to require more teaching time and no overtime pay will be allowed. Lisa teaches at Key West High School and as smart as she is it takes plenty of work to put together teaching plans. The Key West school district needs to shave something like 10 million dollars form an 80 million dollar budget and the cuts are going to cause widespread headaches. Cheyenne was unmoved by the plight of the schools. Josh is a science teacher and he too runs a tight ship. He is teaching kids all about bio fuels http://kwaec.blogspot.com/ and their blog is worth a look.At last report the School Board is working on approval for teacher cuts and program cuts and along the way some education cuts and morale cuts. As I sat there and listened to my wife and her teacher colleagues discussing their futures, protected by seniority, I wondered who it is that will benefit by an even less well educated future generation. Perhaps all our kids can be drone operators blowing up other countries.