Friday, October 2, 2015

To Every Teacher Whose Job is Being Undermined

To all the teachers whose experience is being destroyed by ambitious politicians, greedy test makers, and frightened or ambitious administrators:
No, you are not crazy
No, you are not incompetent
No, you are not responsible for the trauma your children experience outside school.
No, you do not deserve to be mocked, demonized and insulted on a daily basis

You represent the best this country has to offer, not the worst-- kindness, compassion, patience, love for children.
If these virtues are going out of fashion, the fault is not yours. You are the forgotten and discarded conscience of a society in free fall.