A message to county teachers: Stay Focused.
A Baltimore County middle school teacher contacted me today to say that her paycheck had a message from School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston on the pay check stub. The stub read: "Message from Dr. Hairston: Stay focused."
She found this puzzling. Today, she said, she was hoping for a nice message wishing her a good break. "Times are tough in BCPS," she said. Teachers are being excessed, class sizes are about to rise, she said. The MSA testing is done for the year, so even a small thank you would have been appreciated, she said.