According to Cyndi Lauper, money changes everything. I couldn't agree more, Cyndi.
In case you haven't been following the bore of local politics, there is a very very bad piece of legislation up for Florida Education which is passing in the Senate as bill 6. It changes everything about education, and just when you think it is the worst thing you've ever read, you read the next point and it gets worse. It's truly an Anti-Teacher bill. So, earlier this evening, I attended my very first rally.
When I arrived at the courthouse, there was Beyonce blaring out of huge speakers, (I'm a Survivor,) and lots of teachers in their bright red TShirts and witty signs waving in the air. My favorite of these signs read, 'Legislators:Teachers :: Dementors : Muggles.' Pretty clever, but then again, I'm a sucker for witty analogies.
There was, impressively, a local news van on site and several union leaders and parents wearing suits and ties in the hot Florida sun.
There was yelling. There was cheering! There was booing. There was information we had heard a hundred times before..... and the news van had left. The preachers were most definitely preaching to their loyal choir.
I hate talking (or thinking about...) politics, but if this bill does pass, it will mean money has taken over. Dirty old paper will have changed the course of every child's education, and every teacher's career. Cross your fingers, vote for responsible legislators, and don't drink the koolaid.
On a lighter note, and possibly a very related note should this bill pass, www.WhiteBlossomWeddings.com has taken off and our business is up and running!
Bring on the brides!