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Like millions of Americans, my family will likely face a layoff. And, like other families we aren’t sure when we will get the news. Tomorrow? In another month? The suspense makes one reach for the bismuth.
My husband has been a teacher all his adult life, but could be laid off at the end of the school year, thanks to a combination of lower state tax revenues, a $15 million school district shortfall, and gloomy state economic projections. His administrators predicted there will be heavy personnel and curriculum causalities in all parts of his school district.
So, the shoe is raised and hovering and we – like the other employees and their families – are waiting for it to dro...