Education Snapshot … Overheard

My daughter today (high schooler, Colorado):

“In Science we’re doing exactly what we did in middle school, but at a more basic level”

My niece (middle school, California) is having a furlough day today (meaning, school is closed because teachers are on one of their scheduled unpaid leave days).  Also, her school gets brand new textbooks every year, whether they’re needed or not, because it’s in the budget — and furlough days?

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