I've taught in an IL state funded pre-k for 24 years. 15 of those years I've taught side by side with a great teacher, Janet. This last Friday we found out that our program is only funded at 60%. Janet has been told that next year she's moving to 3rd grade. While I'm glad I'll still get to teach pre-k, I am absolutely devastated about losing my team mate. We've been through so much together. And I can't even talk to her about it much because she's not really ready to talk about it yet. Plus I don't know what to say except the obvious heartbreak. This economy stinks.