In hundreds of poor schools, millions of dollars of School Improvement Grants (SIG) are being announced, reports the Huffington Post. Why do we not hear celebrations? In my experience, says John Thompson, historian, lobbyist, and teacher, June is the time to celebrate our kids’ victories, as we also mourn our recently deceased students and former students. It is a time to hug our graduates, as we recall once bright-eyed children who have just graduated to the adult lockup. This time of year, teachers and administrators are running on fumes. We all deserve a decent interval before the SIG is dumped on us…

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