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9/03/2011

Succinctly Yours #24

A school built by a  wood working class is still in use due to budget cuts in education. The practice project has seen students since 1940.
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12 comments:

Jim said...

Yea Pooch! I was in the first class at that school.
It is now a model school for Texas education under our cost cutting education budget!
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storytreasury said...

They must have been pretty good students.

Kay L. Davies said...

Now there's budget cuts for you. Wow.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Pat said...

Yep, things were made to last in 1940! Of course, there's a limit on the longevity of a wooden cabin.

That reminded me of my first classroom when I went back to full-time teaching high school in 1995 when my kids were in high school. It was a 25-year-old portable that was disgusting inside, including low places in the floor, filthy, chewing-tobacco and gum-stained carpet, ratty paneling, and no way of communicating with the outside world (i.e., the office). And horribly- behaved students to boot. What a nightmare that 95-96 teaching experience was for me!

Pat said...

Oh, and I found out later that the portable classroom I'd been assigned to was not supposed to be used as a classroom any more, and yet they used it as such for one more year.

Helen said...

Clever students!

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! That may be where we're headed if things keep on as they are. Good job!

Akelamalu said...

I hope our Government don't see this - it would give them ideas! LOL

Grandma's Goulash said...

A very timely mf in this cost cutting economy. There was talk of Memphis schools not starting on time this year, due to funding issues. Made me glad my granddaughter is homeschooled.

Calico Crazy said...

Nothing like a well made building! Perhaps my local school authorities could take a few cues and quit wasting money.

Susan Fobes said...

Oh my-this one hit close to home, even though I know it was a great exaggeration (maybe not that great-LOL!)

Heidi said...

Hi Pooch! Love the schoolhouse.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate them as I go through the active part of this disease. I am keeping busy with my needlework and reading when I can.

Heidi