For the past two weeks, a neighboring
town has been running an ad across the bottom screen of one of our local news
channels. They must be in a bad way; they’re asking for retired teachers to return
to the classroom and will pay them $225 per day.
Not the most tempting offer for this retired teacher, someone who never enjoyed covering a room of unfamiliar faces in the first place. And if the response isn’t what they’re hoping for, a person could find herself facing an overcrowded room of many, many unfamiliar faces.
The final fly in the ointment of this fix-it plan is pretty obvious. They plan to bring back to the classroom retirees who by definition will be over 65, and into a chancy vaccination environment where the inhabitants are, also by definition, historically compliant-adverse and likely to be pretty casual about mask wearing.
They’d better up that pay scale.