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Susan Notes:

Here is a letter prepared by the Coalition For Better Education to help teachers raise their voices as professionals.

Teachers unite! Join the Tell Me in Writing campaign to restore your professional dignity. Modify this letter to suit your own needs and those of your students.

For more information, see:

Why CSAP still works

Teacher, Look to Your Heart and Soul

Question: Why don't the NEA and the AFT launch such professionally-oriented campaigns? Why aren't they worried about teachers being forced to read the scripts that are shipped in from corporate America?

from Coalition for Better Education

April 2008

Dear Administrator:

The Colorado requirements for a teaching license include the following:
"The elementary educator is knowledgeable about child development as applicable to learning and is able to recognize and display respect for family, culture, and societal influences that affect student learning."

By requiring me to deliver the templates of the Houghton-Mifflin curricululum word for word, exactly as written and without deviation, you are requiring me to violate one of the requirements for a teaching license.
In light of such a conflict, I present this letter to you for your acknowledgement and signature.

Respectfully submitted,


____________________________ ___________
Signature of administrator date

— Susan Ohanian and Coalition for Better Education
Tell Me in Writing Campaign


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