On occasion we get an accusatory question from someone asking what we’re personally gaining from our efforts in education advocacy. What a fun rumor for proponents of Common Core to spread. I’ve got charts full of circles to share with people if any of you would like to schedule a meeting in your home and invite your friends over... ;)
This morning someone emailed us through the site asking this question and at the behest of some friends I shared this with, I’m posting it here.
“Can you give me information on what you stand to gain from this movement and insight into where funding is coming from for this movement?”
Here’s my reply which you are welcome to share with people who are SURE that we’re making money off this.
“You want information on what WE stand to gain from this movement?
Financially: we spend our own money and time (which is money) doing something we don’t want to do and aren’t paid for.
Emotionally: it would be far easier to do nothing and just take care of our own families and not stick our necks out to deal with the idiocy we deal with.
Physically: wow could we all use more sleep.
Socially: we’re polarized and have made some great friends and some terrific enemies.
Spiritually: very rewarding
Hope that helps answer your question.”