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  •  Well said. Especially the "Natural Rhythm" (0+ / 0-)

    that has been lost in education.  I am a 21 year veteran, not sure I can make 30.

    At some point, when the evaluations of teachers become punitive in terms of pay or firings, expect the class action lawsuit that successfully argues we cannot be held accountable for the learning of students we do not have regular or consistent access to.

    I can put up with most of the other bullshit.  But once I am in the classroom with students:  Leave. Me. Alone.

    What's worse, educators in classrooms are the veteran resource being ignored - the very ones who work with kids each day, who know how they learn, who know standardized testing is a fool's errand, and who are some of the best natural psychologists on Earth - they have no empowerment to foster positive change, or to head off harmful ones.

    We simply endure.

    I'm tired.  In every way.

    "What we have is not a system. It's a health care catastrophe with an organization around it." -- Dr. Carl Olden

    by gtnoah on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 10:15:32 AM PST

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    •  One more thing (0+ / 0-)

      Parents and citizens HAVE to be advocates for their teachers and their schools.

      America is standing by and doing/saying nothing as public education is both vilified and gutted, on the local, state and national levels.

      To change the narrative, you must speak up.  Not just on a message board or a liberal blog, but in the newspapers, the coffee shops, with friends and neighbors.  You need to defend us.  We deserve that.

      Silence is complicity.

      "What we have is not a system. It's a health care catastrophe with an organization around it." -- Dr. Carl Olden

      by gtnoah on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 10:19:05 AM PST

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      •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

        but, (don't you hate that?) what I found is that parents, at least the ones who would like to help, are often too busy trying to put bread on the table these days.  I agree we must ALL speak up...especially when the word "charter" is heard!

        ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

        by Arianna Editrix on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 01:22:05 PM PST

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