Education advocate and fellow education blogger Helen Gym Is Running for City Council!

Great news from Philadelphia…. Philadelphia: Helen Gym Is Running for City Council More information as it becomes available.  Diane Ravitch ported the following earlier today; Helen Gym, the articulate and tireless parent advocate for Philadelphia public schools, is running for City Council. Here is a 30-second video of Helen. She has already been endorsed by the…

Teachers: A Call to Conscience

Teachers’ Letters of Professional Conscience is a new blog; Their role and mission is introduced as follows; As Teachers of Professional Conscience we object to the use of toxic high stakes testing.   We object to the commodification of children as a source of income for testing corporations.  We object to the sorting, ranking, labeling, and…

Jia Lee’s Call to Action: Let all Teachers be “Teachers of Conscience”

“Remember that fear is natural, but there is greater fear in knowing what will happen if we don’t take a stand.”   – Jia Lee  The following is a War Report on Public Education and Living in Dialogue exclusive interview with Jia Lee.  By Lucianna Sanson. Jia Lee, a special education teacher at the Earth School in…

In Reimagining School, What Must We Hold Onto – & What Must We Let Go Of?

Author, strategic communications consultant and education blogger Sam Chaltain raises a series of profound questions in his newest post.  His blog can be found at: http://www.samchaltain.com/ In Reimagining School, What Must We Hold Onto – & What Must We Let Go Of? Think about all the ways in which our brains are already hard-wired to think about “school.”…

Why do I teach?

Editors Note:  An extraordinarily moving piece by a teacher who blogs using the name Jo Lieb I wrote this April 11, 2005. I was contemplating leaving the profession at that time. I didn’t. And despite all the horror we are going through almost 10 years later, there is nothing else I want to be doing. I…