Friday, June 28, 2013

Power to the Teachers

Are You Ready to Rumble?

Good Morning Badass Teachers!!! I'm feeling rested, relaxed and ready for anything. Yesterday had its difficult moments. The haters and the skeptics were out in force, questioning our mission and our resolve, trying to sow dissension in our ranks, and leading half as many people to leave as we added. For the first time in nearly ten days, or net growth was 500 rather than thousand

But let's put things in perspective. We have 18,740 members on a Facebook page, 1,400 followers on Twitter, and 40 plus administrators on a group that was founded 
LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AGO! We have state BAT organizations forming all over the country, a hot new website and logo to be unveiled, and our second national action scheduled for Monday. But best of all, we have thousands of the smartest,, coolest, funniest, most passionate and most dedicated educators in the nation and the world making this initiative work and together WE ARE MAKING HISTORY!

Badass Teachers don't run when the going gets tough. Look at Chicago, look at Seattle, look at Newtown! We are going to fight for our students, our schools and ourselves as we have been doing all along, stronger now because there are so many of us working together. And we are not going to let party affiliation or ideological differences destroy our unity.

So, to quote paraphrase the great boxing announcer Michael Buffett "Badass Teachers, are you ready to rumble?" 

I know I am

Power to the Teachers!

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