We're recipients of a lot of it, and I'm not happy about it at all. Apparently it's earmarked for "technology" and everyone in the entire district is going to receive a laptop, mounted projector, document camera, surround sound, and Mimeo board. I might enjoy the document camera but everyone already has computers in their classroom, there's portable projectors and Mimeos which can be checked out from the library (NO ONE CARES to check them out), and I just don't want the surround sound at all. I might be a little vain, but I do a great job with what I already have, and I used to be a great teacher with just a chalk board and chalk. My mandated scores were always Advanced and Proficient. I don't have time or space for all this extra stuff, I'd rather had more novels. I firmly believe too that kids HAVE to spend X number of hours actually engaged in reading and writing to become masters of it, all this technology is just going to take my time from actually teaching. On top of all of this, I worry about the National Debt! Just venting, anyone excited about their Stimulus Money? I'm not saying anything at all about my feelings at school, this is the safest place I know of to vent.