It’s encouraging to hear of more and more teachers advocating and making their voices heard. Here are two fresh examples, one national and one local.
The national item is the “Occupy the Department of Education 2.0” event that just took place in Washington D.C., organized by the new Network for Public Education. The report on this is in the “NPE News” bulletin on the Web, written by Anthony Cody. While NPE is more advocacy-oriented than our effort here at Teachers Speak Up, it is indeed teachers speaking up, and that’s a good thing. Read about it here.
The local event is about teacherscourageously testifying to their local school board to oppose budget cuts, described in a Podcast by our friend in the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, Kevin Hodgson. Take a listen.
Teacher advocacy, Teacher Voice