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We need more than a day or a week for teachers and nurses

May 6, 2015
Blackstone Innovation Elementary School

The team from Blackstone Innovation Elementary School in Boston with Rock Regan, director, education practice group, Kronos

Yesterday was Teacher Appreciation Day, and I missed it, but I didn’t last year. About 50 million kids attend K-12 public schools in the US, and we spend over $600 billion on them. It’s not enough. Forbes reports “that in the 2013-2014 school year, teachers in the United States spent an average of $513 out-of-pocket on classroom supplies, instructional materials, books for their classrooms, and professional development.” Yesterday the Washington Post wrote Imagine if we celebrated teachers as much as we celebrate athletes and celebrities. Yeah. Imagine that. Also yesterday, Kronos celebrated the day with a donation to the Blackstone Innovation Elementary School in Boston, in recognition of teachers who inspire the future workforce.

“Teachers shape the workforce of the future.”
– Rock Regan, director, education practice group, Kronos

Now today is Nurses Day. I’m especially appreciative of nurses because my mom was one, and she shaped the me of the future. Did you know the Surgeon General of the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho is a nurse? Me neither. I learned that in this cool video our Creative team um, created to celebrate Nurses week.

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