Archive | May, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week

So, I was all set to write this morning about Teacher Appreciation Week.  About how instead of giving teachers gift cards or having the PTO/PTA host a luncheon for teachers or telling them “thank you” we should appreciate teachers by taking action.  By pushing policymakers to lay off and let professional educators do their jobs.  […]

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Students vs. Teachers?

Today, Sara Mead profiles the two Princeton students at the heart of Students for Education Reform.  The story is an admirable one.  Two eager policy wonks going beyond discussions and readings and into the world of real policy change.  Building a national organization from the ground up.  Getting involved and actually MAKING policy change happen.  […]

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