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Franchesca Warren: Time for Teachers and Administrators to Speak Out!

08 Nov

There are more teacher in the world than people who might want to silence them. So speak, act, march, discuss and demand to be heard. Apparently, teachers might have the 14th Amendment on our side if they can force our leaders and/or the courts to enforce it

Diane Ravitch's blog

Franchesca Warren is outraged by “the deadening silence of teachers.” Teachers are afraid to say what they know and believe for fear of being fired.

She writes:

“As a pretty opinionated teacher, I am always full of ideas and speak out regularly against practices that are unjust or not beneficial to students. However, time and time again I have been “scolded” by more veteran teachers who warn me that being vocal would quickly get me “blackballed” in the district. This fact was even more evident when I was invited to a private screening of a new documentary entitled “Scapegoats.” The film uses teacher interviews to examine how teachers have historically been made to be the scapegoats with anything bad that occurs in education. While I was in total agreement with what was being said in the document, I was dismayed that more than half of the teachers interviewed opted…

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