A Failure to Abide by Hanley’s Second Law
My school has never put in place individual classroom budgets. They are attempting to do so now. I was just informed that I have gone over budget even though I was never given a budget. The reasoning is that last year I spent $1600 and this year I’ve already spent $1800. Since I only spent $1600 last year, why should I need to spend more this year? When I pointed out that this logic rewarded people who were less judicious in their spending and incentivized people to spend more in order to get a larger budget, it fell on deaf ears.
I don’t believe we should make schools run exactly like businesses. But we can probably learn SOMETHING from that side of the aisle… no?