I don’t want to march for…anything.


So, I am going to Disney World.


I don’t want to march for the survival of public education.

I don’t want to march against an unqualified U.S. Secretary of Education.

I don’t want to march for the right of teachers to unionize and collectively bargain in every state of our great union.

I don’t want to march against the privatization, corporatization, and monetization of education.

I don’t want to march to abolish the need for GoFundMe requests, where teachers beg for school supplies and creative teaching materials.

I don’t want to march for equitable funding between neighboring school districts, within states, and among all states in the “United” States of America.

I don’t want to march for the recruitment of young people to earnestly join the teaching profession so that my future grand babies will have a large pool of eager, fresh, and enthusiastic teachers.

I don’t want to march for the collection of box tops to fund playgrounds that are under-utilized due to the pressure of over-testing.

I don’t want to march for air conditioning in schools.

I don’t want to march for higher teacher salaries.

I don’t want to march for neglected schools facing urban blight or rural poverty.

I don’t want to march for the protection of my undocumented students.

I don’t want to march for greater respect for teachers.

I don’t want to march for quality, affordable health care for my students and their families.

I don’t want to march for factual science education.

I don’t want to march for the rights of my LGBTQ students.

I don’t want to march so that my non-white student’s lives matter.

I don’t want to march for democracy’s survival.


It is 2017, I should not feel compelled to march for basic human rights in the richest country in the free world.

So, I will spend July 4, 2017, in the “happiest place on Earth,” pretending that all is well in the world. For a week, I will be fantasizing that the marches are not necessary and that my rights are not limited by the whims of politicians.

Then, on July 22, 2017, I will proudly wear my soft, blue shirt and walk in my sensible shoes, to promote the best democratic institution this country has: PUBLIC EDUCATION!

Join me! The March for Public Education on July 22, 2017 is critical. Please consider following the March For Education Blog Publication, following on Twitter, liking the page on Facebook, participating in the march, and donating to the march.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

TeachingIsTheWorst

Destroying education, one student at a time.

Filling the pail

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - As W. B. Yeats never said

laurarisdall

Parenting with FAITH and FUN!

ELA Brave and True

It's Language Arts, Not Language Science.

I Love You but You're Going to Hell

Awkward Conversations about School and Society

little word studio

arts + entertainment blog

The Educators Room

Empowering Teachers as the Experts

The Conversation Room

Ideas worth exploring

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Business, Motivation, Positive life, Success, Marketing and Good Ideas.

Emeka Ofili

Inspiration and gospels

Daniel Katz, Ph.D.

Supporting public schools and the children they serve

radical eyes for equity

Confronting "our rigid refusal to look at ourselves" (James Baldwin)

Urban Education Mixtape

... A Strong Rhyme to Step To

KATIE MARTIN

Learning, Teaching, and Leading in a Changing World

Education Rickshaw

International Teaching in Motion

Get Schooled

Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey.

Cloaking Inequity

A blog focused on education and social justice

Growing Children

A teacher’s blog about the art of helping children grow--at home, at school and in the garden.

WilliWash

A Magazine That Delves Into All Things LIFE.

theundergroundeducator

A fine WordPress.com site

In Dianes Kitchen

Recipes showing step by step directions with pictures and gadget reviews

My Best Laid Plans

Where Brokenness and Grace Collide

By: Jamaal A. Bowman

Public Schools Rule!

Corey R. Payne

@coreyrpayne

LitLearnAct

Two Literacy Teachers Learning and Sharing in the Blended Learning Classroom

motherwellmagdotcom.wordpress.com/

Telling all sides of the parenting story

Diary of a Deelexia Mom

Blog about life with amazing kids.

EduBloggers

Dedicated to truth-telling for democracy.

Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé

An insider's look at education, teaching, parenting and coming of age.

Teacher as guide

Rethinking the purpose of school and the role of the teacher

gaylecosby

What's happening with public education in Indianapolis.

Jonathan Camac

Student of Life. Advocate for serious joy in Christ.

Holy and Chic Mama

A motherhood and lifestyle blog

The happy Quitter!

It started when I gave up smoking and went from there!

gadflyonthewallblog

"To sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth."

MakeItUltra™

Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

What's for Dinner Moms?

Creativity for my life.

Ellie on the AT

A Baby's Trek on the Appalachian Trail

A Drop of Mocha

A Teacher of Color's Perspective on Education, Teaching, and Life

The Insatiable Traveler

Embrace Adventure. World Travel | Award-winning Photography| Inspiration | Tips

Butterfly Mind

Creative Nonfiction by Andrea Badgley

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Nothing Expert

The Nothing Expert's Guide to School

Life 101

What They Didn't Teach You in High School

Two Fat Americans

Eating & Drinking Our Way Around The World (While doing some other fun things too)

%d bloggers like this: