A few boxes of various salts finally showed up at our school site today, more than six weeks after virtually all of our chemical stores were improperly removed by individuals employed by the district. Six weeks, now, that we've been attempting to teach a Chemistry course without chemicals.

I will now pause to collect my thoughts.

See, on the one hand I feel relief that at least some of our stores are being replaced. On the other hand, I'm still frustrated that this ever happened, and every attempt to seek accountability for the screwup has led nowhere. No one wants to own up for bad decisions, and no administrator wants to work to develop procedures to prevent this from happening again. And the fact is, our curriculum was harmed, parents and students need to know about this, and someone needs to raise hell about it and not just shrug their shoulders and say, in effect, 'Oh well, that's the district.'

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