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Teachers are Once Again Being Targeted by the Highest Office

It wasn’t enough that teachers were encouraged to go back to their classrooms during the height of the pandemic. It wasn’t enough that we were deemed essential workers to further a political agenda. And it wasn’t enough that our Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, pushed schools to reopen while continuing to provide absolutely zero leadership [...]

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It’s A Done Deal… I Quit My Teaching Job Two Weeks Before School Started

Well - it’s a done deal.  Two weeks before the school year began I turned in my resignation to my school district after agonizing all summer awaiting news on how or what our protocols would be in reopening the schools this Fall.  I heard the news; I presented my letter.  In my head, I had [...]

Podcast Review: Nice White Parents

Since teachers listen to plenty of podcasts, we are going to start to review them. One of our firsts is Nice White Parents from the New York Times. Judging a podcast by its cover, the title certainly produces both evocative and provocative responses. All teachers and schools most certainly want to work with "nice parents" [...]

Betsy Devos Need to Spend More Time In Real Schools with Real Teachers

  Secretary of Education Betsy Devos needs to know more about real schools and real teachers. Hell, just real people would be good. In calling for enforcement of standardized testing policies in public schools, during a public health crisis, she once again reveals a lack of connection to the lived reality of the victims of [...]

The Revolution is Coming and Teachers Won’t Be Replaced

As schools across the country grapple with implementing online instruction, conversations about the future of education abound.  So, it was no surprise when my buddy sent me this podcast: How To Test Out of College While You’re Still in High School.  It makes the case that college is frivolous and with some minor efforts and [...]