You know how I know? Because there were elementary students standing in front of the Legislature chanting "NO Education, NO Re-election!" I love politics!
But seriously folks, somebody made the suggestion to close the public schools from August-October to save some money. This didn't sit very well with the teachers or the students, so they hiked up to Capital Hill to raise a stink.
It worked. Today the House voted to exempt PSS from the "austerity measures." Now this exemption just has to pass the Senate and then get signed by Governor Ben Fitial.
So, just like the move to federalize the minimum wage, we're going to have to wait to see what happens...and then deal with this issue again next year.
You've got to give it to teachers. They are underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked every single day, yet they somehow manage to fight for the education of our children...even when it seems like they are the only ones willing to fight.
Great job, guys!