For My Fellow Future Teachers

For My Fellow Future Teachers

Recently, NPR has released a number of articles regarding the drop of students enrolling in teacher education programs. In Eric Westervelt’s article, “Where Have All The Teachers Gone?” he discusses the various reasons young people may be deterred from the profession: teachers having less control over professional lives “an increasingly bitter, politicized environment” low pay a profession … Continue reading

List of Student Protests Against the PARCC

List of Student Protests Against the PARCC

About 11 student protests against the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam have sparked in 4 different states across the country. These states include: Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. Students protesting at the K-12 level is nothing new. Students across the country recognize the power in their voice, and that they … Continue reading

Advocacy in the Age of Colorblindness

A student of color is courageous enough to share his story, and what do adults do? Dismiss and invalidate his experiences by arguing what they believe he and students in similar situations need. Go ahead, say you are “fighting for students,” but you can’t truly fight for students if you aren’t listening to them–all of … Continue reading

Student Op-Eds on Teach for America

For the past couple months, I’ve seen an increasing number of student op-eds being submitted to university newspapers. In honor of our Students Resisting Teach for America campaign led by Students United for Public Education, I figured it’d be useful to compile a list of these articles. Feel free to check them out and share! … Continue reading

When the War on Teachers Hits Home Part 2

When the War on Teachers Hits Home Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about the conflict regarding my former teachers at Egg Harbor Twp. Last night I attended their board meeting. Which was, well, quite a show to say the least. It included the Board of Education‘s president, James Galvin, referring to the teachers as, “You people,” (Huh, I guess Chris Christie’s … Continue reading

When the War On Teachers Hits Home–Literally.

When the War On Teachers Hits Home–Literally.

I never imagined I’d be writing a post like this. As many of you know, I often try my hardest to bring light to the attacks happening on teachers from various locations. We can’t deny that our struggles are all intertwined. Yet, never did I imagine I’d be writing to bring light to what’s happening … Continue reading