I have not attended a Moral Monday protest here in NC (yet). I’ve been trying to clear my head and take a break from work in advance of hitting it hard during my first year as an assistant professor (yay!). But I can’t help but check in on things once in a while via the web, and I also can’t help but post my favorite protest signs. (These are shamelessly borrowed from various places including the Moral Monday Facebook page and various news media sites. I post them in the spirit of getting out the message; they are not mine.)
My partner is an elementary school teacher. If he is able to get a job in his field, it will likely result in a >$10,000 pay cut for him. That’s coming from Illinois, a state well-known for being a giant financial mess.
I’m not usually a big fan of progress narratives (we can talk about efficiency here; efficiency and progress for whom?). But this, I like. 🙂 (And if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it, here’s the referent that makes this sign funny.)