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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The War On Teachers

Decided not to write a piece this morning because Accountable Talk said all that needed to be said in this post here.

Read it again and send it to your family and friends who are NOT teachers and might be susceptible to Oprah or Education Nation or any of the ed deform jive.

Particularly this part:

The war on teachers rages on. Frankly, I can't even believe it. Every day brings some new horror to teachers somewhere. If politicians had gone after Osama bin Laden with the same relentless vigor with which they pursue teachers, he'd have long ago been squatting in Guantanamo Bay.

When was it decided that teachers were the enemy? When did we become the bogey man and the scapegoats for every situation in the country? Obama wants to recruit 100,000 new teachers? Is he serious? Who in their right mind would want to become a teacher in this hostile environment?

Indeed.

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