“During a recession, every department deals with budget cuts except education. The education budget actually goes up.”
These are the opening words in a Teacher Leader Network post by Dan Brown an English teacher in a Washington D.C. charter school. Unfortunately, they describe the situation in Singapore. In our nation, state, and district we continue to experience cuts and challenges. The post describes the importance of the education profession in Singapore through the words of Mike Thiruman, president of the Singapore Teachers’ Union who presented at a recent conference in Maryland.
It is a short post that describes a situation significantly different than that faced by teachers in our nation.