Inside Colocation

The public school where I've been teaching for the last 8 years has been targeted for a "colocation" with a corporate-model charter school. Most people, including me, don't know what a colocation looks like, though we've heard bleak stories. I've started this blog to document it as best I can.
Yesterday five moving boxes were delivered to each classroom, along with the news that the charter school wants all of the classrooms empty by June 28. So in addition to teaching, proctoring, grading state tests, and planning for next year, I now have to get started packing up a classroom that I’ve inhabited for six years. Obviously, there’s enough books and supplies to fill far more than five boxes.

Yesterday five moving boxes were delivered to each classroom, along with the news that the charter school wants all of the classrooms empty by June 28. So in addition to teaching, proctoring, grading state tests, and planning for next year, I now have to get started packing up a classroom that I’ve inhabited for six years. Obviously, there’s enough books and supplies to fill far more than five boxes.