A Teacher Speaks Up
Publication Date: 2003-10-11
A teacher vows to spread the word.
When I left my classroom at 6:30 last night, I was surprised to see that there were several teachers still there, working.]
I have tried to document on this site how the public schools are destroying children. And Kelley's note reminds us that we are also destroying two generations of teachers, the veterans, and the fledglings.
We must break the silence that extends from the kindergarten teacher to the university professor, all being assaulted by rules and regulations from the U. S. Department of Education and the state ed bureaucracies. For the teachers and the children, we must break this silence soon--and break it loudly. If we don't act, then we're just kissing off public schools.
To remain silent in the face of this assault on public schools is immoral; it's also incredibly foolish. Maintaining silence doesn't protect jobs; it just puts them at great risk. The American public believe in public education. They will rally for us--if we ever dare to speak up.
Kelley has taken a step foward to end the silence. Kelley is her real name. And she teaches in California.
What will it take for the rest of you to speak out?
A song might start it. Think about sponsoring the CD: Songs of Resistance.
Then we will raise our voices together to take back our schools.
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