Then on Friday when my grade team had our weekly meeting I looked outside our meeting room and - lo and behold - the desks were there! Not only was the funding in our budget for new desks but they were coming earlier than I had expected!
It is unfortunate that I have to say this but I do not think this kind of thing - simple though it is - would happen in Philadelphia. In my four years of teaching there I never once expected to receive any special budgetary consideration, let alone earlier than expected.
Currently in Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite has announced that he needs $216 million in order to open schools in September and here I am not more than 100 miles away reeling because we have an adequate budget. Or, perhaps, it is still inadequate and I am simply unaware as to what an "adequate" budget really is.
I look forward to learning what real schools can do with actual money.