Here’s where teacher frustration boils over when it comes to transparency and parental involvement: Every time it comes up, guess who gets the blame…guess who has more work put on their plate to try to rectify the problem…I’ll give you a hint…it sure as hell isn’t the parents or guardians. When parents aren’t involved, the blame and the penalty is ALWAYS PLACED ON THE TEACHERS. This has been true within our own school society forever. Now it’s coming down on us from the highest levels of our government.
It is the middle of the day at the public high school in Anytown, Texas. During the school’s non-instructional break period called FOCUS, which is used for various things such … Continue reading ALEC Legislation is a Trojan Horse for Christian Nationalists
By now you know at least something about the growing teacher shortage crisis. It’s already bad and it’s getting worse. So how bad is it? How close are we, really, … Continue reading Tipping point: Could public education be a month away from collapse?
“The end game of the far right has always been and continues to be to obliterate the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and use Christianity and Nationalism to completely rewrite the curriculum of public schools. This concept is beyond frightening but even more horrifying is the fact that they are having a lot of success in getting this done.”
Public education is one of the hottest of the hot-button issues in America right now. In red states all over the nation, there is a war being waged by right … Continue reading Everyone thinks they could teach, but nobody really wants to do it
The following is a primer for anyone interested in systematically dismantling and destroying public education in your state. Follow these steps and before you know it, you’ll have paved the … Continue reading How to destroy public education: A primer for dummies
Your teacher friends on social media are at it again. Chances are, you are seeing a bunch of them posting things about Indiana Senate Bill 167. Depending on your political … Continue reading Who will educate your child if Senate Bill 167 passes?
For at least a decade, teachers like me have been telling anyone who would listen that a devastating teacher shortage was coming. Now, that prediction has come to pass and … Continue reading Three Things We Could Do Right Now to Fix the Teacher Shortage
You’ve heard the expression, “I’ll shout it until I’m blue in the face,” well, public school teachers are blue in the face. We’ve been shouting for many years now—shouting about … Continue reading Who Will Teach Your Children when Teachers Have Finally Had Enough?
Teaching has become a much harder thing to do in the last decade. The fact that there is such a major shortage of teachers comes as no surprise to anyone … Continue reading Why I Am Still a Teacher, Despite Everything
Jim Lucas has been taunting teachers again. Lucas is a representative in the Indiana House from the Seymour area. He’s no fan of public education. You may have heard of … Continue reading An Open Letter to Representative Jim Lucas Who Invited Teachers to “Prove Him Wrong”
Everyone’s excited as we watch the announcements come in from more and more school districts that are closing in support of the Nov. 19th Red for Ed rally at the … Continue reading A Message from Those Teachers Who Won’t Be Able to Attend the Red for Ed Rally (and a Follow Up to the Dirty Little Secret)