Here is the 31st quick study. Sorry about the glare. I am on the run. Teachers in Lodi Unified are really not very appreciated by the district. They want us to take a 2% pay cut, freeze our wages for 3 years and have us take 5 furlough days this year, 7.5 next year and the same for 3 years. It is a very big pay cut and even if we accept this they will STILL LAY OFF TEACHERS!!!!! As many as 246 teachers for the next school year. That could mean classes with 44 students or more. Our President says we are not doing a good enough job so will we do better with EVEN MORE students in our classes. Instead of 160 students a day it could be 210. Are teachers really going to be able to do a better job with that many more students and LESS teaching time???????? Sorry, I had to get it out of my system!
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.