Once upon a time there was a nation that believed body weight was the most accurate and comprehensive way to assess ability. It had always been thus, and no one ever questioned the validity of the standard.
The privatizers don't need you. They have a herd of billionaires in their fold. We need you. Please help us transform our public schools into the great instrument of democracy and social justice that they must be.
Whether you see your foe as a coalition like ALEC, or a democratic mayor, a republican governor, a major foundation, a hedge fund, or public apathy and disengagement, it's safe to say that public school defenders need an all-of-the-above approach.
All children deserve great, stable schools. When charter schools are allowed to open up shop with little consideration for other public schools and the surrounding community, all some children get is disruption.
At their core, teachers and journalists have something in common. They wield questions and seek truth. At their most courageous, they speak that truth to power, and inspire others to do the same.