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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Educational Links 11/6/16
Why Are Teachers and Kids Working in Buildings That Are Falling Apart?
We desperately need dedicated educators willing to build a career around
serving today’s learners and today’s communities-our tomorrow depends
on it. Under the guise of “reform”, public education and teaching have
been under a years-long attack driven by private interests in collusion
with policymakers looking to profit from and gain control of a private
education market while alleviating financial obligations to the public
and public servants. For teachers this has led to increased frustration
and willingness to get out of the profession and retire as soon as they
can- or even retire early. For young college-bound people who could be
great assets to communities as teachers it has led to them being pushed
into other pursuits.