Teacher Voices: Is Anyone Listening?April 18, 2017
Every year, it becomes increasingly clear to me that many teachers are not only deeply invested in their classrooms and students, but also in the legislation and policy that impacts their work. As the links I’ve shared below indicate, teachers are sharing their experiences and expertise in an effort to be engaged and be heard. But the question remains – is anyone listening?
Read and share the pieces below to ensure that more people hear their voices!
See why West Virginia teachers Jessica Salfia and Karla Hilliard say their state’s high comparable standards should “not be thrown to the wayside.”
Read more about how Gina Wilson, a lead teacher at the Early College Alliance at Eastern Michigan University, encourages students to believe in themselves by improving as a teacher and leading by example.
As you read in our report last month, teachers want to talk to policymakers and be engaged in the development of education policy. Boston teacher Amanda Hathaway discusses her desire to be more involved, but the lack of opportunities available.
Kentucky Teacher Champion Brooke Powers explains why we need to make the argument for high standards “more about kids and less about politics.”
Katrina Boone is the Director of Educators for High Standards.