When the kids were little, I didn’t really think twice about their education and schools. I pretty much figured that school’s were funded for and teachers + staff were paid to handle things – after all, I had a ton of stuff going on at work and home – and I was in charge of homework still.
But a couple of years ago, once the kids were no longer babies and all three began their education journey I got involved. I attended more events, field trips, and ultimately became involved with our parent-teacher group. I found out just a little bit more how some things work, and how there is literally no funding for things like art supplies, playground equipment, field trips, or outdoor school. Things that aren’t part of the traditional education experience, but still shape our children’s learning experience, memories, and ultimately our future.