As a teacher, this Thanksgiving I have little to be thankful for. I'm thankful for my wife and child and the fact that I have a roof over my head and generally good health.
As for everything else, I am not thankful that teachers don't have a contract for two years now. I am not thankful that I must work three jobs to make ends meet. I am not thankful that the Department of Education has yet to pay me for attending a workshop in early October, and I am not thankful that, as a result of the other two factors, I must eat only rice and beans for Thanksgiving this year.
Thomas J. Foley