Confessions of a Teacher in Trumpistan

Look, give me just a few minutes. I need to tell someone. Well, I screwed up. Understand, I was on edge. Maria didn’t get our cups of espresso out on the veranda until a full minute after she had served the toast, and the toast was already cold. Do you know how hard it is to spread the butter when the toast isn’t quite warm enough to melt it? Do you? I mean, seriously, do you, because I don’t. I have people for that. But it certainly looked like Maria was having a hard time buttering my toast, and she cut some little divots out when she tried. The toast was edible, but it was bothersome and firing Maria made us a full five minutes behind schedule. Then, to top it off, Lawrence pulled the Lexus around when I had told him clearly that I wanted the BMW for this morning. I think it’s a little more somber, more appropriate for the mood of the day. Of course, they swore Trump in today as President, and that means the gravy train is over for all of us at East Egg Elementary School and all the other public schools around the country. It’s frustrating, and upsetting. Even Wallace gave me a look when he was holding open the door to the teachers’ lounge. He almost looked me straight in the eye. Can you imagine? But I guess even a public school teachers’ doorman can tell that the winds of change are shifting against us. You would think Trump would respect us, one wealthy individual to another, but for some reason my vast wealth doesn’t get me the respect of the truly elite in this country. I suppose it’s that we didn’t inherit our vast wealth the way they did. No, we have depend on a vast national conspiracy. Sure, the NEA and AFT have done a good job of creating this fictional chain...

Read the full article here