Teachers historically have been reluctant activists. We typically are people-pleasing rule followers. Unfortunately, the teaching profession has been under attack for many years, and it is time for teachers to get loud. The only way to reclaim public education is for teachers to take ownership of the profession.
This school year (2016-2017) brought incredible changes and moments of clarity for me as an educator. I found medium.com in January 2017 and decided to launch a publication to curate teacher’s voices, called Teaching in Trump’s America. I am hoping that the publication breeds discussion and helps to elevate teachers as experts in pedagogy.