11 Nov

gpicone:

Good news for teachers, teaching, parents and students.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

This is a very good analysis of the election results that should gladden the hearts of teachers.

John Wilson points out that in one state after another, those who disparaged and demeaned teachers lost.

They blame their loss on the unions, but the unions have limited numbers.

And most of the rightwing candidates (maybe all) had far greater resources from Wall Street than the teacher-back candidates.

Typically the pro-teacher candidates were outspent 10-1, even 20-1.

The public is getting tired of self-seekers who claim to put “kids first,” “children first,” “students first,” while simultaneously attacking the dedicated teachers who take care of them every day in school.

Wise parents know that good education is a collaboration among students, teachers, parents, administrators and the larger community.

Those who talk about “first” and about a “race” are promoting division, not collaboration.

No one comes “first.” All work together. Teamwork wins, not a…

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