Most folks think tax dollars shouldn’t be spent on appreciating teachers and school staffs.
Here’s why they’re wrong.
I ran an ad on Facebook last week giving away donuts to the whole staff at one school.
One commenter wrote this:
Students should get a donut as well. Seems a little unfair, students work hard, too.
So many possible replies, but I went with “I agree students work hard too”.
Maybe the commenter thought I’m a corporation with deep pockets.
Maybe the commenter was bothered I chose to recognize teachers and staffs over students.
Maybe the commenter likes to stir up trouble online.
The reason’s not important. If you’re going to do work online like this- even giving something away for free doesn’t cost anything to you- you’ll get negative feedback like this. It’s why we can’t have nice things.
But here’s why I chose to give donuts to a school’s staff and not a school’s students (beside the obvious price difference!): these are challenging months for teachers and administrators.
Because my Facebook commenter wasn’t wrong.