This is a RE POSTING of a blog I wrote four years ago during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Seems appropriate to re-post it now. Please comment on the question: How much has changed or not in last four years?
I felt an urgency to write this post before Friday in order to coincide with Teacher Appreciation Week because this quasi “event of recognition” must remain close on our radar well past this Friday. Never mind that this gesture is being erased by the first annual…gag…National Charter School week … gag again.
On Monday Mark Naison shared a post that reads:
“Having Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States of America, at this historic moment, is like having Deer Appreciation Week during hunting season.”
After reading this I laughed out loud for a while, and then quietly chuckled to myself for days after that. Why? Because what is happening to public education…
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