Education reform,Teacher,Betsy DeVos

It’s Not All About the Kids

February 4, 2017
in Kids

I’ve been seeing lots of posts lately about how the fight against Betsy DeVos and the “school reform” movement in general is “all about the kids.” But it’s not all about the kids. And it shouldn’t be. I’m a career teacher and have been a teacher educator for about 20 years now. I love kids, and have my own children for whom I want a great education. But education is not all about the kids–it also must be about all of the persons who work in and for schools. Teachers, administrators, bus drivers, school lunch workers, custodians, coaches, secretaries and other staff–everyone. If we want schools to be healthy,...

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