Originally posted at: http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/flush-this-mr-president.html
An out of service toilet in a Detroit school.
In his inaugural speech, the newly installed President of the United States made the following comment:
Mushrooms growing in a Detroit classroom.
- “Flush with cash?!?!…we can’t even get drinking fountains replaced!
A missing water fountain in a
- “Well darn. I need to look through the percussion cabinet (Jimmy Hoffa is probably in there too with our missing triangle) and find some of that flush of cash my classroom is rolling in. To think, I’ve been buying reeds and pencils out of pocket all this time. Thanks Donald!”Even in spite of daily, brutal attacks on our profession from the education reform crowd (led by presumptive Secretary of Education and Grand Rapids area native Betsy DeVos), the media, and now, the President of the United States, the teachers I talked to at the MMC were universally positive, enthusiastic, and excited to be at the conference. They were up early to be at 7am breakfast meetings, packed giant ballrooms to learn new songs and activities from guest clinicians, and shared their knowledge with colleagues in conducting symposia, research meetings, and teaching workshops. Although they were uncommonly well-informed and aware of the political changes swirling around their country and their profession, these teachers chose instead to focus their energies on improving their teaching abilities and knowledge–all in service of helping their students find their voices as musicians and persons.