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Our Students and Teachers: The Best in the World! by Diane Ravitch

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'I call a moratorium on bashing our students and our teachers. If I could manage it,If you have been watching the students from that  massacre, you've seen young people who are smart, eloquent, well-informed, and reasonable. They survived a horrific attack on their school, stepped over the bodies of their friends and teachers, and emerged to tell the world that this American carnage.They will not be bought off by empty promises. Would you have the courage that these teachers and principal had? Would you lay down your life to save that of others? Meanwhile, “the good guys with guns” heard the shooting but stayed out of the building. The deputy assigned to protect the students has resigned, and two other officers are being investigated.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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