Today was the last day of school for our only child who remains in the public school system. It was a freaking roller coaster ride of a year, and I am glad it's over (though it is bittersweet).
If anyone ever believes that education is the one area safe from politicking, they are sadly mistaken. This school year has taught me that the public education system is a mess beyond belief. It's limping along well enough that, unless people look at it closely, it is not noticed what a wreck of a situation it has become. I ended this year disgusted. I'm disappointed that we can't afford to send Maya to private school.
So now summer has begun, and we will be busy. Camps, projects, concerts, math club...plus I'd like to incorporate weekly or biweekly hikes with Maya and some friends. We'll see if I actually move forward with that plan.
Let's bring on the warm weather, shorts and tank tops.
Summer starts tomorrow!