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Teachers Are Not Okay

This is so sad, and so unnecessary.
Treat teachers with respect, pay them better, and treat COVID as something that needs to be addressed as something very, very serious.
Teachers seem to be seen as glorified “babysitters” by too many people.
And, BTW, in my school district, and in many others, they can’t hire enough bus drivers, or support staff, either.
I don’t know what it’s going to take to get parents and school boards to wake up.

gadflyonthewallblog

At the staff meeting the other day, one of my fellow teachers turned to me and said he was having trouble seeing.

He rushed home and had to have his blood pressure meds adjusted.

Another co-worker was sent home because one of her students had tested positive for Covid-19 and she had gone over to his desk to help him with his assignment.

I, myself, came home on Friday and was so beat down I just collapsed into bed having to spend the next week going from one medical procedure to another to regain my health.

The teachers are not okay.

This pandemic has been particularly hard on us.

Through every twist and turn, teachers have been at the center of the storm.

When schools first closed, we were heroes for teaching on-line.

When they remained closed, we were villains for wanting to remain there – safe from infection.

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Missing Woman

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Let Us Count the Ways that Charter Schools Rip Off their Students and the Taxpayers

It’s infuriating that charters are allowed to do this.
Yes, Congress should act, but I suspect it won’t. I’m sure Congress people receive healthy donations from these for-profit management companies.
They should also be forbidden from “weeding out” the more difficult to teach children.
Any charter school that continues doing these things should be threatened with loss of their public funding.

janresseger

The National Association for Public Charter Schools, one of the big lobbying organizations for charter schools, proclaims that these institutions operate as public institutions to promote the public interest. But charter schools are a classic example of private contracting. They operate with public tax dollars, but they are governed (often without transparency) by private boards, which themselves operate under state regulations that tend to be extremely lax and poorly enforced. Here are two excellent examples of prominent advocates for traditional public schools and against school privatization dissecting, in depth, the ways that charter schools continue to rip off the public.

New Book Exposes How Charter Schools Regularly Find Ways to Select Students Who Will Be a Credit to the School

On September 10, Teachers College Press published a new book by Wagma Mommandi and Kevin Welner, of the University of Colorado at Boulder: School’s Choice: How Charter Schools Control Access…

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Know Your Nut Jobs

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