Friday, January 30, 2015
Time to Make it "Personal" for Those Undermining Public Education
At this difficult moment, everyone's contribution to the defense of public education is welcome. This movement has a lot of unsung heroes, working hard every day, and I would be the last person to minimize what they are doing. What I am saying, based on my own studies of history, is that for the defense of public education to succeed, given the power of the forces arrayed against , some people have to ramp up the pressure by adding much more disruptive and confrontational tactics to help get the movement's message across and let those who implement abusive policies know that there is no where for them to hide. Our movement is now on the defensive everywhere in the country. The more we take the offensive, the better chance we have of succeeding. The War on Public Education has become very "personal" for those on the receiving end of these policies- teachers, students and families. It should become personal for those formulating and implementing them.