Yee-Haw! Another Day Without Those Damn Kids.

According to my handy-dandy CPS calendar, Friday is yet another PD Day (as well as being the end of the quarter).  In the meantime, a friend writes in to ask whatever happened to ongoing coursework for teachers:  "In
my school, not a single teacher I know is currently taking an ongoing
professional development course. Last year, it seemed to me that nearly
everyone was involved in some kind of class. Those I have spoken with
say that it is because the extra paperwork demands we face are pushing
their grading and preparation work deeper into their time at home and
we don't have the time or the energy to take classes."  Is this happening in your school(s)?

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