I agree with author Paul Thomas that teacher bashing–which has seen a dramatic increase in the past few years–is even more prominent during Teacher Appreciation Week. As the spotlight on the profession brightens, so do the attacks from the “Reformers” who wish to do nothing more than privatize the profession for financial gain and to make teachers so fearful for their jobs that academic freedom is nothing but a dream or an ancient memory.
Talk back, speak up, be heard.
Bill Ayers, To Teach.
This is not the time for the teacher of any language to follow the line of least resistance, to teach without the fullest possible knowledge of the implications of his medium.
LaBrant, L. (1947, January). Research in language. Elementary English, 24(1), 86-94.
The first full week in May 2014 is a swift punch in the gut of teachers across the U.S. since the week is both Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter School Week.
Not since Waiting for “Superman” have teacher bashing and “miracle school” mania had such a distorted coexistence.
Here in my home state of South Carolina, we are witnessing a steady stream of Op-Eds written by teachers calling for VAM and an end to seniority in the dismissal of teachers. Yes, written by teachers. We also have a steady dose of Op-Eds about the…
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