I'm almost disturbingly happy now

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  1. Backroads

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    Today I came home from school, greeted the Husband, exchanged queries on how our days went. Husband had a good day, so did I. Then I mentioned how nice it was to have a good day, how my new school is so much... better than my last school. Husband said he was happy it was better, sad the last school wound up for bad for me.

    It's such a weird feeling. Last year, people commented about how stressed and miserable I seemed outside school. I realized at one point I was in a very bad way, but now the contrast of my new situation is practically freakish.

    Yeah, I think it was time to leave. I'm so far happy at my new school.
     
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    Not going to lie. I thought this was going to be a post about how you were in a loveless marriage based on the first few sentences.
     
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    I am happy for you!
     
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    I get it. I changed districts and the new district is so different. The best way to describe it is to say they just seem to try harder. My old district was much larger and they seemed to spend money in really strange ways. There were huge have/have not divides. This new one is super small, and I keep hearing about equity in things from making sure the Title I schools get the same programs and opportunities as the more financially flush schools to making sure teachers get equal prep time.

    It's interesting for sure. I had a miserable year last year. I was stressed, I gained weight, nothing I did seemed to please the principal, even when the things I did were things at her direction...I get where you're coming from. Hopefully our positive experiences continue!
     
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    What a great change. Enjoy the year.
     
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  7. Backroads

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    Nah, Husband's a pretty good one.
     
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    The one thing I am a little surprised at is how little money my school does have! I have only worked in Title 1 schools before, and apparently my new school is in a decently affluent area and receives the third least money of the district. They seem to manage just fine, but I cant help but think "where's all the money flooding in from Title 1? Oh, yeah, this isn't Title 1".
     
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    Change is good. My husband has said the same thing as yours. Since switching jobs last year I’ve been happier and I don’t complain about work anymore. Enjoy your new school.
     
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    So inspirational, honey. You made me realize that I deserve to find a good fit for me too. I know leaving my current school will allow me to expand my horizon and find a school that better suits me and my zany enthusiasm for literature. You deserve all the happiness in the world! Hope it's an amazing year for you and the hubby! :heart:
     
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    I keep coming back to this thread to read your post; it makes me smile.
     
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    I hope this is your new normal.
     
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    Glad it's all going well!
     
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    I thought that historically Title 1 schools received some of the most federal funding. Why do you think that’s not the case at your school? I don’t think the affluence of the area should necessarily disqualify your school as the students are still a part of a targeted assistance program.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. To explain, the past two schools I taught at were both Title 1 schools in poor communities... and thus the schools had all sorts of money. My new school is not a poor area, does not have students who qualify for a targeted assistance program, and thus is not awash in those specific federal funds.
     
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    I see. Then why is it classified as a Title 1 school?
     
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    From this post, it isn't.
     
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    No, the new school is not Title 1.
     
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    Very happy for you!
     

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