In my world, larger problems do not discount "minor or petty" problems. The two can exist at the same time and one does not negate the other, it's still a problem regardless of how you define it. I happen to know a lot about issues facing our school systems and the issue I am questioning is the taxes we pay in conjunction with quality.<quoted text>
I think it is minor and petty in camparison to the scope of education in today's society. I think you should educate yourself about real issues facing our public school systems and rely on the educators in the buildings to teach the kids. If the resource room teacher has not gone to his/her director to object to the space, then the only logical thought is that the space is fine for his/her needs. If as you say the teacher doesn't speak up because he/she believes that will mean "making waves" then that teacher is not, in my educated opinion, doing his/her job, and THAT is what you should be objecting to.
I am not going to question a teacher who did not create the environment. Their job is to make it work.
The people at the helm (the ones making large six figure salaries) and the elect, and a few others, created the environment.
Closing two ES schools at one time wasn't such a bright move considering that in order to make it work, utility closets had to be converted to learning space, space never intended for occupancy of children, for 30 minutes or otherwise, as reported by valerie.
You stick with your causes, worthy of attention, and I commend you, but I will focus on the "minor and petty" ones which you want to disqualify.