The Mega Millions ticket, of course, had ONE matching number of thirty - dismal. The bright side is that the Texas Education System is richer for my folly - says so right on the ticket. I can't help but wonder why the school portion of my tax bill keeps rising despite all the money flowing into the system. Must be the new golf course they're building for the middle school down the way. Rumors are a polo field is next.
I have fond memories of the rock and boulder-strewn school playground of my youth - the scars remind. A time when ONE administrator and a school board composed of folks interested in reading, writing and arithmetic managed to run eleven elementary schools and a couple of the higher type. These days, the individual 'campuses' have vice-principals and classes where they discuss safe sex. I hear the nursery for the thirteen and fourteen-year-old single mothers is nearing completion.