My State of the Teacher Voice Address 2011 [The Huffington Post]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts, Jose


We as a whole need to transform our vision of the professionals who spend on average $400 of their monies to the 30, 60, 90, 150 students in front of them for the majority of the year. We should listen to this group not just when they need to give your child a report card, but also when they speak on the dire conditions of our poorest and most ostracized. We should listen to the group when they have something to say about the brush fire that is legislation against teachers, but also when they speak on the damaging effects of natural and man-made disasters around the world that influence how the schools around them get built. In turn, it means teachers need to speak up about these things. It’s great that many teachers dedicate their whole lives to ed-tech, but they should speak up about budgeting and why they can’t get the proper tools to their students.

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Jose, who had a long parent-teacher conference night tonight …