We say in politics, if you aren’t sitting at the table, you are probably on the menu.
We, teachers, don’t get invited to the roundtables…
But, we still manage to grab a chair…
From the New York Times article:
“We sorely need a smarter, more coherent vision of the federal role in K-12 education. Yet both parties find themselves hemmed in. Republicans are stuck debating whether, rather than how, the federal government ought to be involved in education, while Democrats are squeezed between superintendents, school boards and teachers’ unions that want money with no strings, and activists with little patience for concerns about federal overreach.”
Did you catch that last part?
” . . . and activists with little patience for concerns about federal overreach.”
That is us… we are right there at the table 🙂
Teachers and parents say,
Keep Public Schools Public
Listen to us, we are the stakeholders.
Wear Red for Ed
Save Our Schools
Stop Race to the Top
New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/opinion/how-to-rescue-education-reform.html?_r=3