Washington State has announced an additional $2 billion deficit bringing the grand total to $5.1 billion. I would bet quite a bit that teacher salaries freeze (while health costs rise) and educational programs are cut. Since education is about 40% of the budget, it’s an easy item to cut.
Joel over at So You Want to Teach is a wonderful blogger with insights and unique perspectives. In addition, he’s quite generous, even offering his forum to allow guest bloggers from time to time. He, too, can make you a better teacher and colleague.