Teacher Who Goes to Washington to Make Her Voice Heard

Here’s a blog post by Joey Starnes, a teacher who goes to Washington to make her voice heard there. And she keeps her blog going, as well, to talk to the world about education. I’m not sure how many people in the general public read such teacher blogs — but at least she’s putting her voice out there and growing accustomed to it.

Imagine what would happen if thousands of teachers descended regularly on D.C. to demand more resources for education. Yes, the Save Our Schools group has done this once. But it will take lots more.



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3 Comments to “Teacher Who Goes to Washington to Make Her Voice Heard”

  1. Marilyn Hollman says:

    It does feel wonderful to talk to someone who might have at least a little influence. After I have had those meetings, I feel closer to my government even when the reps and I don’t agree.
    The kind of trips and experiences the writer imagines are the right thing to do. Organizing them is a nightmare – or at least it used to be.
    Teaching assignments such as she has make it easier to trek to visit legislators or other notables.

  2. Yvonne Siu-Runyan says:

    Thank you! I love Teachers Soeak Up! We must; we are the professionals.

    • szemelman says:

      Yvonne-
      Thank you. It’s great to be loved! But how do we get lots more teachers to actually DO the speaking up?? I need some new ideas and strategies. This ain’t easy.

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