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Wisconsin: State Eager to Deregulate and Demoralize Teachers; Tim Slaker /Diane ravitch

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 Tim Slekar, dean of the college of education at Edgewood College in Wisconsin, writes here about the state’s determination to destroy the teaching profession by deregulating it. This is an ALEC goal.Why would DPI do this when the research is clear that the  teacher shortage is cover for the real problem—teacher retention, deprofessionalization, and demoralization? Because it’s not about research or what’s best for kids.  It’s simply neoliberal business as usual and a “disruption” policy that serves to privatize teacher education\. WI DPI refuses to acknowledge its “leadership group” did more to demoralize teachers when they decided to deregulate and create “license flexibility.” Where’s the proof? READ...'

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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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