Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Opus 2013-133: Tax Dollars at Work: Out of Order

When I checked my e-mail this morning at school I was informed that the simple copier that I usually use was out of order and that a technician was promised to be there to fix it by the end of the day.  That was yesterday.  When I went down to use it the sign still said, “Out of Order.”  We have a bigger, more complex, more expensive machine that also said “Out of Order.”  It isn’t out of order.  The e-mail said we were out of toner and would not have any for the foreseeable future. 

What makes this so frustrating was that in our Monday Faculty meeting we were given a nice folder with a printed label ($$$) and twenty pages of printed material that the administration had made for us in preparation for the coming state testing.  None of the printed material was anything new.  I have been seeing the same forms for years.  They were totally unnecessary.  They were printed on the machines that we use for our class preparation.  Of course we did not run out of toner when the administration needed it, just for teachers.  We were even told that if we needed to make individual copies we could use the copier of the principal’s secretary.  

I think I shared a few days ago about a teacher who could not get paper to prepare her lessons.

Think about this.  We have all the time, money and supplies that we want to prepare for a state wide test that is being discontinued next year.  We have no time, money or supplies to allow teachers to prepare to teach the material that will be tested.

Am I the only one that sees a problem here?  Maybe more money will help?  Tax increase anyone?

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