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Say "Thank You" to a Teacher! by Daine Ravitch

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'Today is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week.Say thank you to a teacher you admire.  Say thank you to a teacher who changed your life.Say thank you to America’s teachers.'  Comment by Bob Shepherd at this site: 'And here’s the thing: it was never this or that, in particular, that they taught, though often, those things were quite memorable. It was always their personalities and passions–their particular ways of grappling with a subject. They were always, always, first and foremost, MOSTLY, models of what an engaged, intrinsically motivated learner looks like. We got the windfall of their passions, and we wanted to be like them.You won’t find THAT in a piece of depersonalized education software.'

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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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What thrills me, are the many facebook and Linked-In comment that I get when a student 'finds' me, and often asks: R U MY Mrs. Schwartz?"

Now in their thirties and forties, they remember me as the one who offered them something special.

In the past, many students who graduated as honor students in high school, nominated me for WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS. But, it is social media where they find me, now.

It is the reward for all the hard work!

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Yes, it is the reward for all the hard work--But is sad in the face of what happened to me , even when I was the was one of the most successful teachers of reading in NYS, and awarded the NYS English Council (NYSEC) "Educator of Excellence" award in 1998..


The war on teachers continues, 20 years later. Read Fortune: America Is Losing Teachers at a Record Rate

What a surprise. THE ploy IN THE PLOT TO END PUBLIC EDUCATION and create an ignorant citizenry, is to remove all the experienced teacher-practitioners (who know WHAT LEARNING LOOKS LIKE, and how to enable the learning of real skills.


The Ravitch blog is a treasure if you want up-to the-minute news on the war on public education.. Everyone should read at least follow her posts.

The posts are to articles by educators across America. It is where I get the latest on the war on Public Education, that began with an assault on teachers, that took out tens of thousands of our most experienced, dedicated professional practitioners..i.e teachers.

Also, here at OEN, see my many series which follow the devastation of our public schools, as the INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION is decimated by the 'reformers' who sell privatization (I.e charter schools and vouchers)a s 'choice.'

The NPE, which Dr Ravitch founded is the other reliable place for FACTS about the war on public schools, and the plot to end an educated citizenry.Newsletters - Network For Public Education and this:

Asleep at the Wheel: - Network For Public Education

Also, if you wish to know how this began...don't miss her book:

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.


Her latest on the failure of the 'reform' movement, is due soon!


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