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(Mensaje se repite en Español)

For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post

It is regrettable that Honors English teacher Natalie Munroe had to trash her students in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for anybody to take notice of the plight of teachers across this country. What is even more regrettable is that most of what she said is true and has been true for years - although blacked out in the mainstream media - but administrators and parents prefer to attack teachers rather than deal with the underlying problem. After all, purposefully failed public education has been going on for so many years that the parents and administrators themselves are a product of a system where they were never required to learn manners, so they never taught them to their own children.

When I first started teaching as a substitute teacher for LAUSD, before taking classes and getting my teaching credential, I always worked at schools like Audubon Middle School, where the regular teachers were so burned out by the behavior of the students that they took all their sick days they could and then some to avoid the unrelenting aggravation without administrative support that this school and the majority of others in LAUSD allow as a matter of long standing policy to exist. The students having been socially promoted into middle school without the foundational skills in English and math necessary to be engaged by single- subject credentialed teachers are allowed to tear the school apart on a daily basis and woe to the teacher who lodges a complaint.

I remember like yesterday the first day I went to work there listening to so many movies like Robo Cop being played for the students that I decided to call the place Cineplex Audubon, while wondering what possible educational value such a violent film could possibly have and how much damage they were doing to the young students who already saw to much violence in their neighborhoods. It was clear that the teachers were showing movies because it was the only way not to be verbally and sometimes physically attacked for trying to engage students at a middle school level that was far beyond the majority of students' ability.

The vast majority of teachers got into teaching because they had a passion to teach and see the light of understanding that comes into a young person's eyes when they get what you are trying to teach. In a certain sense teaching, when it is allowed to work, lets teachers get to vicariously recapture their own excitement as young people when they first understood a concept or idea that became an important part of their own formation.

So what Natalie Munroe is saying, when the rage of her own justifiable anger is removed is that the parents don't know how to raise children, because they themselves never learned in school. She is not saying that students are stupid, rather they are ignorant of the basic respectful atmosphere that must exist in a school if the refined act of good professional teaching is going to take place.

It is not that she "Doesn't like students," as one student offers in the following video, she just doesn't like students who are disrespectful and militantly ignorant and she refuses to be blamed for these students permissive deficits. Even the student who doesn't like what teacher Munroe says about them and would rather kill the messenger, admits that "Maybe some of it is true."

While not tactful, Nalalie Munroe's comment about "hearing that they might be looking for trash collectors" is not that far from the truth, especially given the present economic reality. To LAUSD administrators who are responsible for a similar travesty in Los Angeles teachers telling the truth is cruel and unacceptable behavior that will get you put on administrative leave on your way to dismissal, if you tell a student and their parent in the 10th grade who doesn't know his times tables that it is highly unlikely the student will become a doctor. In this context, "four-letter words" used by Natalie Munroe hardly do justice to the contempt honorable teachers have for administrators who continue to prostitute themselves for their own benefit in violation to their fiduciary duty to the students and their parents.



Jo Scott Coe Riverside, California
Excellent Video Interview about Professor Coe

Assistant Professor of English at Riverside Community College and former high school English teacher. She is the author of Teacher at Point Blank and has been a teacher of English and literature in California since 1991. Her writing on intersections of gender, violence, and education has appeared in the Los Angeles Times as well as literary venues including Hotel Amerika, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ninth Letter, Memoir(and), Bitter Oleander, and Green Mountains Review. Her essay, "Recovering Teacher," won the NCTE 2009 Donald Murray Prize, and other selections of her work have received a Pushcart Special Mention as well as Notable listings in Best American Essays 2009 and 2010. As an independent researcher, Jo authored and published the most extensive study to-date of Adams v. LAUSD, a nearly 10-year legal case of student-on-teacher sexual harassment, in (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women's Experience (Cambridge Scholars Press). Jo values the aesthetic, political, and socially transformative powers of literary narrative--especially to dispel unhealthy silences and witness cultural blindspots. She works currently as an assistant professor of English at Riverside Community College in SoCal, and her book, Teacher at Point Blank (Aunt Lute 2010), has been selected as a Great Read for Fall 2010 by Ms. Magazine. Punk rock? Yes. Hockey games? Yes. Coffee? Always black. Find Jo on the web at and on Twitter @joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier New York, New York
Betsy Combier's blog
is a jewel that chronicles the corruption in NYC's Dept of Educations (DOE)  . She has accomplished a wonderful piece of journalism, and created one of the rare places where corrupt educational governance is chronicled and revealed

Professor Samuel Culbert Los Angeles, California
is a professor at the UCLA Andersen School of Business who also teaches in the Education Department's Principals' Leadership Institute. Check out the following 3 minutes on ABC News

Stuart Goldurs Los Angeles, Califonia

LAUSD wants to change the bureaucracy--again

Is the profession of teaching nearing its death?

It's time to eliminate the LAUSD Board

LAUSD, you are failing our elementary students and

LAUSD, secondary teachers can't remediate students who are far behind!

LAUSD, it wasn't always like this

Has been a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 30 years. He is greatly aware of the district waste, large bureaucracy, and other major issues of the time. He started his blog with the sole purpose of informing the world about the truths of education in LAUSD. E-mail him at:
LAUSD has selected a new Superintendent of Schools

Karen Horwitz Chicago, Illinois
Teacher Activist forced out of teaching on trumped up charges. Started NAPTA to expose the reality of teacher harassment and terrorization  maintain corruption and mediocrity
NAPTA- National Association for Prevention of Teacher Abuse
Graduated with honors in 1963 from Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, and with honors from the University of Illinois, Champaign where she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1966. She taught elementary school for four years in Berwyn and Hillside, Illinois as well as Phoenix, Arizona, before starting a family. She felt a calling to teach elementary students so that she could share her strength in preparing children to succeed as students and as citizens, goals that she believes require talented teachers to be realized. When teaching jobs were scarce during the 1970's, she worked in business as a sales representative and as a marketing director for an educational film company. However, teaching always was her first love. She eagerly returned to elementary teaching in her forties after earning an M. Ed in Reading at National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois in 1992. She has raised three children and has grandchildren who inspire her to do the work of exposing the truth about Education; she believes that they, as well as all children, deserve better - much better.

David Lyell Marina del Rey, California

He grew up in Palo Alto, California, the youngest of four children to two college professors. David attended public schools before graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in English, and The American Film Institute with an M.F.A. in Screenwriting. He likes to work, and has had a variety of jobs along the way. He has done things as varied as ghost-writing a screenplay to washed dishes, working as a food server, dish washer, helper in a warehouse where farm equipment was being liquidated, free-lance reporter and photographer, undercover diner in high-end restaurants, candy vendor at sporting events, proofreader, typist, data entry clerk, and Substitute Teacher. He has 13-years teaching experience with LAUSD and has also worked as an educator in The Palo Alto Unified School District. David is very active in UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles). In 2010, as part of the March for California's Future, he was one of six core activists to make the 352-mile journey from Bakersfield to Sacramento to protest the lack of funding for education, and essential public services. With California having the 8th largest economy in the world, he believes it is pathetic that we are 46th in the nation in per pupil spending and would like to see more spent for teachers and other educational support professionals. He believes this might be better accomplished if corporations pay their fair share in taxes. David's blog can be viewed at

Susan Ohanian Charlotte, Vermont
She is a longtime public school teacher who, after 20 years, became staff writer for a teacher magazine and then went freelance. I've maintained a website of activism for nearly 9 years--ever since the passage of NCLB. People can subscribe to the website and then they get updates about new content. I answer all the mail I get through the website and with the answer, people have my e-mail.  I also try to stir things up on Twitter, though I find this medium frustrating. I have a Facebook page--just so people can find me. I don't initiate anything on it, The website keeps me busy.

Susan Lee Schwartz Suffern, New York

Susan studied literacy education, English literature, and fine arts and holds a BA ('63) and MS ('65) from Brooklyn College, and has the equivalent of two master's degrees, earned in graduate studies of literacy, arts and education. She taught literacy skills and art, for four decades in NYC in elementary and secondary school.  In 1998 she won the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Educator of Excellence Award  for her successful teacher practice, studied by Harvard  and the LRDC at the University of Pittsburgh for the New Standards research. At the end of her research, her unique curriculum was selected by the LRDC to be used in their national staff development seminars for school superintendents. She was among six teachers -- from among the thousands across the nation-- observed during the research project, and her teaching practice met all the  principles of learning. In the nineties, she rose to prominence in national educational circles, while teaching at a new magnet school, East Side Middle School. The reading scores of her seventh grade students were at the top of the city, and on the first ELA, which two thirds of city students failed, her former students (then in the eight grade) were TENTH IN THE STATE.

 She writes often about what she learned about the genuine standards for learning, in an attempt to begin a national conversation about the authentic standards, so that there can be genuine reform. Her experience that ended her fine career in the NYC Public Schools has led her to write about the process that removed the top educators, silencing the voices of the classroom practitioners who would not accept anti-learning policies. Her essay here on Perdaily,  is one that describes this process. Read more as she talks about education, literacy  and learning on her site, from the perspective of the experienced teacher-practitioner of pedagogy. She is the voice of dedicated and talented classroom teachers who know why the schools are failing.

Her website is:

Joel Shatzky: Brooklyn, New York
Professor of English Emeritus--SUNY, College at Cortland (1968-2005)
Adjunct instructor-Kingsborough CC (CUNY) 2006--   )
Regular contributor to the Huffington Post:
Author of "The Thinking Crisis" with Ellen Hill (Authors Choice Press: New York, 2001)
Numerous articles on education in Jewish Currents.
Script-writer for three YouTube satires on educational "reform."
 "The Lessons":
"Numbers Lie":
"The Charter Starters":<>

Here's Joel's latest post about the low percentage of "college ready" high school graduates.

Lorna Stremcha Havre, Montana


"I know first hand the financial, personal, emotional and physical damage that can result when school administrators, the Montana Education Association and the National Education Association put their own interests above the students, teachers and the taxpayers of the State of Montana My files contain mountains of paperwork including depositions, declarations of truth, notarized documents and exhibits resulting from an arduous legal process that finally ended when the Havre (Montana) School District settled two lawsuits - a Federal suit and one filed in State District Court. These documents also include a letter from a union representative stating, " This is nothing more than a witch hunt." Yet the union continued to allow the school administration to harass, bully and bring harm to me.
These two lawsuits resulted from a single incident that, had it been handled differently and under the light of public scrutiny, would not have snowballed into awards of more than $200,000 worth of damages. Funds that eventually came from the taxpayers' pockets. Ironically, as a taxpayer in Hill County, my family and I are helping to pay for the damages awarded to me. This covered the attorneys' fees. The settlement did not include my attorney fees, however the district, insurance and taxpayers paid the defendants attorney bills, which exceeded mine. The settlement was made on March 2, 2006."

Sabrina Stevens Shupe Denver, Colorado
"I went into teaching because I (mistakenly) believed the hype about bad teachers in our worst-performing schools, and I wanted to Be the change I wished to see in the world. When I was rushed to the hospital after fainting from exhaustion in my classroom, I started to suspect that the situation might be more complicated than the conventional wisdom on education reform would have us believe."
Excellent Colorado teacher who was forced out of the profession for being a dedicated and conscientious teacher.
@TeacherSabrina on Twitter

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., Psychology San Francisco, California
web site:

Jim Taylor is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of three parenting books and speaks regularly to students, parents, and educators around the U.S. He blogs on education issues for,,,, and other web sites around the country, as well as on his own web site.

Lois Weiner Jersey City, New Jersey
Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Democracy Now
Impact of urban school characteristics on teachers' classroom practice
How race, class, and gender mediate academic achievement
Teachers' work and the school as a workplace
Effects of changes in global political economy on teaching, teachers, and school

Por último, un maestro tiene las agallas para decir la verdad y los medios de DEPENDE

(Mensaje en sí alborotado en Español)

Para una visión nacional de la reforma de la educación pública ver el final de esta entrada de blog

Es lamentable que Honores Inglés maestro Natalie Munroe tenía a la basura sus estudiantes en el condado de Bucks, Pennsylvania para que nadie tome nota de la difícil situación de los docentes en todo el país. Lo que es aún más lamentable es que la mayoría de lo que dijo es verdad y ha sido así por años - aunque se desmayó en los medios de comunicación - pero los administradores y los padres prefieren atacar a los maestros en lugar de tratar el problema subyacente. Después de todo, a propósito no la educación pública ha estado ocurriendo durante tantos años que los padres y los administradores mismos son producto de un sistema en el que no estaban obligados a aprender modales, así que nunca se les enseñó a sus propios hijos.

Cuando empecé a enseñar como profesor sustituto de LAUSD, antes de tomar clases y obtener mi credencial de enseñanza, que siempre trabajó en escuelas como la Escuela Secundaria Audubon, donde los profesores regulares fueron quemados tan fuera por el comportamiento de los estudiantes que tomaron todos sus días de enfermedad que puede y algo más para evitar el agravamiento incesante sin el apoyo administrativo que esta escuela y la mayoría de los demás en el LAUSD permiten como una cuestión de política de muchos años de existir. Los alumnos que hayan sido promovidas socialmente en la escuela secundaria sin las habilidades fundamentales en Inglés y matemáticas necesarias para ser contratados por los maestros con credenciales de un solo objeto se les permite romper la escuela aparte en una base diaria y ¡ay del profesor que presente una queja.

Recuerdo como si fuera ayer el primer día me fui a trabajar allí escuchando a tantas películas como Robo Cop que jugó para los estudiantes que decidí llamar al lugar Cineplex Audubon, mientras se pregunta qué valor educativo posible una película tan violenta podría tener y la cantidad de daño que estaban haciendo a los jóvenes estudiantes que ya vio a la violencia tanto en sus vecindarios. Estaba claro que los profesores se muestran las películas, porque era la única manera de no ser verbal y en ocasiones agredidos por tratar de involucrar a los estudiantes a nivel de escuela intermedia que fue mucho más allá de la mayoría de la capacidad de los estudiantes.

La gran mayoría de los profesores se metió en la enseñanza, ya que tenía una pasión para enseñar y ver la luz del entendimiento de que entre en los ojos de un joven cuando consiguen lo que usted está tratando de enseñar. En un cierto sentido, la enseñanza, cuando se le permite trabajar, le permite llegar a los profesores recuperar indirectamente su propia excitación como los jóvenes la primera vez que entiende un concepto o idea que se convirtió en una parte importante de su propia formación.

Entonces, ¿qué Natalie Munroe es decir, cuando el furor de su ira justificable propio se quita es que los padres no saben cómo criar a los hijos, porque nunca se aprendió en la escuela. Ella no está diciendo que los estudiantes son estúpidos, sino que son ignorantes de la atmósfera básica de respeto que debe existir en una escuela si el acto de la enseñanza refinado buen profesional va a tener lugar.

No es que ella "no le gusta a los estudiantes," como uno ofrece a los estudiantes en el siguiente video, ella no le gustan los estudiantes que son irrespetuosos e ignorantes militante y ella se niega a ser culpados por estos estudiantes déficit permisiva. Incluso el estudiante que no le gusta lo que la maestra Munroe dice acerca de ellos y prefiere matar al mensajero, admite que "Tal vez algunos de que es verdad."

Aunque no es discreto, comentario Nalalie Munroe sobre "audiencia que podría estar buscando recolectores de basura" no está tan lejos de la verdad, especialmente teniendo en cuenta la realidad económica actual. Para los administradores del LAUSD que son responsables de una farsa similar en Los Ángeles profesores diciendo la verdad es un comportamiento cruel e inaceptable que le conseguirá poner en licencia administrativa en su camino a la destitución, si le dices a un alumno y sus padres en el 10 º grado que doesn sé sus tablas de multiplicar que es muy poco probable que el estudiante se convertirá en un médico. En este contexto, "las palabras de cuatro letras", utilizada por Natalie Munroe apenas hace justicia al desprecio honorables maestros tienen para los administradores que siguen a prostituirse para su propio beneficio, en violación a su deber fiduciario de los estudiantes y sus padres.

NACIONAL reformadores de la educación

Jo Coe Scott Riverside, California
Jo.Scott-Coe @
Excelente Video Entrevista sobre el profesor Coe

Profesor Asistente de Inglés en el Riverside Community College y ex maestra de escuela de Inglés de alta. Ella es el autor de Profesor de Point Blank y ha sido profesora de Inglés y la literatura en California desde 1991. Su escritura en las intersecciones de género, la violencia, y la educación ha aparecido en el diario Los Angeles Times, así como lugares literarios incluyendo el Hotel Amerika, Cuarto Género, dientes Río, Novena Carta, Memoria (y), adelfa amarga, y revisión Montañas Verdes. Su ensayo, "Maestro Recuperación", ganó el NCTE 2009 Donald Murray Premio, y otros selecciones de su obra ha recibido una Mención Especial, así Carrito como el listado de notables en Best American Essays 2009 y 2010. Como una investigador independiente, Jo escrito y publicado la más extensa estudio hasta la fecha de Adams v. LAUSD, un caso legal de casi 10 años de estudiantes y maestros sobre el acoso sexual, en un (re) interpretaciones: Las formas  de Justicia en la experiencia de las mujeres (Cambridge Prensa Becarios). Jo de los valores las facultades estéticas, políticas, y la transformación social de la literatura  narrativa - especialmente para disipar silencios no saludables y el testimonio cultural  ciegos. Ella trabaja actualmente como profesor asistente de Inglés en  Riverside Community College en sur de California, y su libro, profesor en el punto En blanco (la tía Lute 2010), ha sido seleccionada como una gran lectura para el otoño de 2010 por la revista La Sra.. El punk rock? Sí. Hockey sobre los juegos? Sí. ¿Café? Siempre negro. Jo Buscar en la Web en y en Twitter @ joscottcoe.

Betsy Combier Nueva York, Nueva York
betsy.combier @
blog de Betsy Combier
es  una joya que narra la corrupción en la ciudad de Nueva York Departamento de Educación nacional (DOE). Ella ha logrado una maravillosa pieza de periodismo, y creó uno de los pocos lugares donde el gobierno es corrupto educativos crónica y reveló

Profesor Samuel Culbert Los Angeles, California
es  un profesor de la Escuela de Negocios de UCLA Anderson, que también enseña en la  el Departamento de Educación de la autoridad de los directores del Instituto. Echa un vistazo los siguientes 3 minutos en ABC News

Stuart Goldurs Los Angeles, Califonia

LAUSD es otro de Bell?

Antiteacher propaganda del LAUSD según lo informado por The Times y The Daily News está en todas partes

Es de las pruebas, los planes de estimulación, y no se olvide mayor tamaño de las clases que significa que cada niño reciba menos tiempo con el maestro.

LAUSD quiere cambiar la burocracia - de nuevo

¿La profesión de la enseñanza acerca a su muerte?

Es hora de eliminar la Junta del LAUSD

Ha sido profesor en el Los Angeles Unified School District por 30 años. Él es muy consciente de los residuos del distrito, burocracia, y  otros aspectos importantes de la época. Él comenzó su blog con la única propósito de informar al mundo sobre las verdades de la educación en el LAUSD. E-mail a:
LAUSD ha seleccionado un nuevo Superintendente de Escuelas

Karen Horwitz Chicago, Illinois
Maestros  Activista obligados a abandonar la enseñanza por cargos falsos. Comenzó a NAPTA  exponer la realidad del acoso y amedrentamiento maestro mantener la corrupción y la mediocridad
Asociación NAPTA-Nacional para la Prevención del Abuso de Maestros
Se graduó  con honores en 1963 de Oak Park River Forest High School de Oak Park,  Illinois, y con honores de la Universidad de Illinois, Champaign donde obtuvo un B.A. en la Educación Primaria en 1966. Enseñó la escuela primaria de cuatro años en Berwyn y Hillside, Illinois, así como Phoenix, Arizona, antes de comenzar una familia. Ella sintió el llamado para enseñar a los estudiantes de primaria para que pudiera compartir su fuerza en preparar a los niños para tener éxito como estudiantes y como ciudadanos, objetivos que ella cree que requieren talentosos maestros a realizar. Cuando la enseñanza puestos de trabajo fueron escasos durante la década de 1970, trabajó en el negocio como ventas representante y como director de marketing de una película educativa de la empresa. Sin embargo, la enseñanza siempre fue su primer amor. Se afana volvió a la enseñanza primaria de unos cuarenta años después de obtener una Ed. M.  Lectura de la Universidad Nacional de Louis en Evanston, Illinois en 1992. Ella  ha criado a tres hijos y tiene nietos que inspiran a que haga la labor de exponer la verdad acerca de la Educación; ella cree que ellos, así como todos los niños, se merecen algo mejor - mucho mejor.

David Lyell Marina del Rey, California

Creció en Palo Alto, California, el más joven de cuatro hijos  dos profesores de la universidad. David asistió a escuelas públicas antes de graduarse  Universidad de California en Santa Bárbara con un B.A. en Inglés, y la película americana Instituto con un M.F.A. en la escritura de guiones. Le gusta el trabajo, y ha tenido  una variedad de puestos de trabajo a lo largo del camino. Él ha hecho cosas tan variadas como fantasmas escribiendo un guión para lavar platos, trabajar como un servidor de alimentos, lavaplatos, ayudante en un almacén donde el equipo agrícola se está liquidados, periodista independiente y fotógrafo, comedor cubierto en de gama alta restaurantes, vendedores de dulces en los eventos deportivos, corrector de pruebas, mecanógrafo, vendedor de entrada de datos, y el Maestro Sustituto. Él tiene 13 años experiencia docente con el LAUSD y también ha trabajado como educador en el  Palo Alto del Distrito Escolar Unificado. David es muy activo en UTLA (Reino  Los maestros de Los Angeles). En 2010, como parte de la Marcha por la California El futuro, fue uno de los seis activistas básicos para hacer el viaje de 352 millas desde Bakersfield a Sacramento para protestar por la falta de financiación para la educación y los servicios públicos esenciales. De California tiene el 8 º  economía más grande del mundo, él cree que es patético que somos 46 en la nación en gasto por alumno y le gustaría ver más dedicado para los maestros y otros profesionales de apoyo educativo. Él cree que este podría ser mejor logrado si las empresas pagan sus parte justa en impuestos. blog de David puede ser visto en

Susan Ohanian Charlotte, Vermont
Ella  es un maestro de escuela pública que desde hace mucho tiempo, después de 20 años, se convirtió en el personal escritor de una revista del profesor y luego se fue por cuenta propia. He mantenido una  sitio web del activismo por casi 9 años - desde la aprobación de la ley NCLB.  La gente puede suscribirse a la página web y luego obtener actualizaciones sobre los nuevos  contenido. Respondo todos los mail que recibe a través de la página web y con la respuesta, la gente tiene mi e-mail. También trato de agitar las cosas en Twitter,  aunque me parece medio frustrante. Tengo una página en Facebook - tan La gente puede encontrar. Yo no inician nada en ella, mantiene el sitio web me ocupa.

Susan Lee Schwartz Suffern, Nueva York

Susan estudió la alfabetización, la literatura Inglés, y las bellas artes y tiene una licenciatura (63) y MS (65) en el Brooklyn College, y tiene el equivalente a dos grados de maestría, obtuvo en los estudios de postgrado de la alfabetización, las artes y la educación. Ella enseña las habilidades de alfabetización y el arte, desde hace cuatro décadas en Nueva York en la escuela primaria y secundaria. En 1998 ganó el estado de Nueva York Consejo Inglés (NYSEC) Educador del Premio a la Excelencia de  su práctica docente con éxito, estudió en Harvard y en la LRDC la Universidad de Pittsburgh para la investigación de nuevos estándares. Al final de su investigación, su plan de estudios único fue seleccionado por el LRDC para ser utilizado en sus seminarios nacionales de desarrollo del personal para directores de escuelas. Ella estuvo entre los seis profesores - de entre los miles en todo el país - observó durante la investigación y la práctica docente Cumplimos con todos los principios del aprendizaje.  En los años noventa, se levantó a la prominencia nacional en educación círculos, mientras enseñaba en una escuela magnet nuevo, del lado Este del Middle School.  Las calificaciones de lectura de sus estudiantes de séptimo grado se encontraban en la parte superior de la  ciudad, y en el primer ELA, que dos tercios de los estudiantes de la ciudad no, sus antiguos alumnos (en ese entonces en el octavo grado) se DÉCIMA EN EL ESTADO.

Ella escribe a menudo sobre lo que aprendió acerca de los estándares reales de aprendizaje, en un intento de iniciar una conversación nacional sobre la auténtica normas, por lo que no puede haber una verdadera reforma. Su experiencia terminó su carrera muy bien en las escuelas públicas de Nueva York le ha llevado a escribir sobre el proceso que elimina los mejores educadores, silenciando las voces de los profesionales de clase que no aceptaría anti-aprendizaje políticas. Su ensayo aquí en Perdaily, es el que describe este proceso. Lea más, mientras habla sobre la educación, la alfabetización y el aprendizaje en su sitio, desde la perspectiva de la experiencia maestro-profesional de la pedagogía. Ella es la voz de los maestros dedicados y talentosos que saben por qué las escuelas no están.

Su página web es: (Steiner) _ / index.html

Joel Shatzky: Brooklyn, Nueva York
Joel.Shatzky @
Profesor emérito de Inglés - SUNY, Colegio de Cortland (1968-2005)
Adjunto un instructor Kingsborough CC (CUNY) 2006 -)
Colaborador habitual para el Huffington Post:
Autor de "La crisis de pensamiento" con Ellen Hill (Elección de los revisores de prensa: Nueva York, 2001)
Numerosos artículos sobre la educación en Corrientes judío.
Guionista de tres sátiras de YouTube en la educación "reforma".
"Las lecciones":
"Los números Lie":
"La Carta Entrantes": <>

Aquí está el último mensaje de Joel por el bajo porcentaje de "listos para la universidad" graduados de escuela secundaria.

Lorna Stremcha Havre, Montana


"En primer lugar, conocer de cerca los recursos financieros, personal, emocional y los daños físicos que pueden resultar cuando los administradores de la escuela, el Montana, la Asociación de Educación y la Asociación Nacional de Educación puso  sus propios intereses por encima de los estudiantes, los profesores y los contribuyentes de el Estado de Montana Mis archivos contienen montañas de papeles incluyendo declaraciones, las declaraciones de la verdad, documentos notariales y exposiciones como resultado de un arduo proceso legal que finalmente terminó cuando el Havre (Montana) del Distrito Escolar se establecieron dos demandas - una demanda federal y una presentada en la Corte de Distrito del Estado. Estos documentos también incluyen una carta de un representante del sindicato diciendo: "Esto no es más que una  caza de brujas. "Sin embargo, el sindicato continuó permitiendo la administración de la escuela  para acosar, intimidar y hacer daño a mí.
Estas dos demandas resultado de un solo incidente que, de haber sido manejado de manera diferente y bajo la luz del escrutinio público, no han crecido en los premios de más de $ 200,000 dólares en daños y perjuicios. Los fondos que finalmente llegó de la  bolsillos de los contribuyentes. Irónicamente, como contribuyente en el Condado de Hill, a mi familia  y me están ayudando a pagar por los daños y perjuicios que se me otorgaron. Esta cubierta los honorarios de los abogados. El acuerdo no incluyó a mi Abogado, Sin embargo, el distrito, los seguros y los contribuyentes pagan los acusados proyectos de ley fiscal, que superó la mía. El acuerdo se realizó el 2 de marzo,  2006. "

Sabrina Stevens Shupe Denver, Colorado
"Yo  entró en la enseñanza porque (erróneamente) cree que la publicidad sobre el mal maestros en nuestras escuelas con peores resultados, y yo quería ser el que cambia  desea ver en el mundo. Cuando fue trasladado de urgencia al hospital después de desmayarse por agotamiento en mi salón de clases, empecé a sospechar que el situación podría ser más complicado de lo que la sabiduría convencional sobre reforma de la educación nos quieren hacer creer. "
Excelente profesor de Colorado que se vio obligado a abandonar la profesión para ser un maestro dedicado y consciente.
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Jim Taylor, Ph.D., Psicología San Francisco, California
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Jim  Taylor es profesor adjunto en la Universidad de San Francisco. Él Es autor de tres libros para padres y habla regularmente a los estudiantes,  padres y educadores de todo los EE.UU. Él blogs sobre temas de educación para la,,,, Y otros sitios web en todo el país, así como en su propia página web.

Lois Weiner Jersey City, Nueva Jersey
Profesor de la Educación Primaria y Secundaria
New Jersey City University
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Cómo la raza, clase y género mediar el rendimiento académico
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You are right, I am not a teacher. I was however a teachers aide for 3 years at a K-12 distance learning school in Ohio. While we did not have students in a physical school building, we did have virtual classrooms. I was in charge of moderating the message boards and chat rooms. You would be surprised how many students got banned from the chat room for being disrespectful. It was disheartening to say the least, but I stuck to my guns. We did see the students at the state mandated testing, and I was responsible for making sure the students behaved. It was a nightmare because these children were allowed to treat people disrespectfully. When we would tell the parents to please control their kid, the parents would get upset with us for trying to tell them what to do and if their kid wanted to run around and act irresponsibly tough luck.
Just to set the record straight, I do NOT in any way, shape or form condone violence against teachers from students. I truly think that a teacher has a thankless job and if they can stick it out more power to them. I also agree that yes she does have the right to say what she feels. What troubles me, is that she feels it is okay to trash her students. Just like the kids who cyberbully other kids on their Facebook accounts, there are consequences for their actions. Kids also learn from their environment. For all she knows, those kids she put down may be going through abuse at home. They may hear their parents trash talking and being rude and somehow think it's acceptable to carry that over to their school day. It's not, but that might be the case. How is what Ms. Munroe did any different? She accuses her kids of being disrespectful and rude, yet she is basically doing the equivalent of what a teenager would do. It just doesn't sit well with me. I am no longer working with the school. They laid me off because they didn't need my position any longer. I would still have been there otherwise because I truly felt I could make a difference.

YOU were laid off because you are intelligent and have integrity. Being more than mediocre is the kiss of death for educators and you were a double threat because you are vigilent and not likely to become complicit with white chalk crime. Like Lenny and I, you'd rat out the rats. At least your rep is not ruined. I want to encourage you to keep teaching because I know you are just right for the job. You have made a difference and will continue to as long as are in a classroom, but it is irresponsible even reckless to urge you off into the mouth of doom as it swallows up our profession.
Please stay with us no matter what you choose to do with your life, Jules. Education affects all of us, as you know, and it is clear to me your voice and aim is true. Godspeed.

Awwww thanks Rene. I really enjoyed my time as a teacher's aide. Even getting just that brief moment to make a difference in a childs life was more than I could have asked for. I would love to get back into it, but in my area of town they are already shutting down 5 schools to save money because the budget just is not there. I don't get how our government officials can make so much money, how people in higher ranks of power can make so much money, yet there is no money for our schools. It's not fair because how do we give our youth the hope that we had as kids? I don't envy what you go through on a daily basis. Teachers don't get to teach for teaching sake. Teachers have to teach for the test so that their school can meet AYP and not end up on academic emergency. NCLB really screwed things up.
I appreciate your kind words Rene, it really makes me feel that maybe I can make a difference. Right now, it's for my son. I am vigilant with his teachers, making sure that he is doing the right thing.

You did make difference, and I know you will continue to if you come back to teach. I know what a numinous experience it is, and so do most teachers, this is why we put up with so much nonsense from these educrats! As a parent and future teacher (TFA has some great programs that will help you earn a credential and get placed), your articulate intelliegence is needed in this battle to save public schools and Democracy. Stay with us on Perdaily, and friend me on Facebook.

I in no way condone Ms. Munroe trashing her students, however, whether it is a group of Palestinians throwing stones or Ms. Munroe letting out her frustration with words, I always ask the question: Why are these people doing this. In very few cases do I find that they are just evil thugs. More often, they have been pushed beyond limits of human decency that should be the enforced standard for all human interaction, not just those that have the power. One should not have to be a great teacher in order to spawn great students. A healthy educational environment is one where average or good teachers can tap the greatness in their students, but this doesn't come in a purposefully dumbed down public education environment where the attorney who is representing me in my own dismissal process is telling me, "You have no rights, you're just chattel." On today's perdaily post:

there is a brutal video of police officers beating up a defenseless 15 year old they suspect of having committed a burglary- he probably did it, what else is he going to do without an education? I can use the same stereotyping that these police use in poor- bad schools- neighborhoods to rationalize their treatment of this kid, when I judge the police action, or I can ask, without justifying it, what is being done to our police and teachers to push them over the edge. Could it have anything to do with a society where Wall Street criminals get bailed out by the government and then get obscene salaries and bonuses, while police and teachers are supposed to take pay cuts while getting their brains bet out on a daily basis by the ignorance that those in power have allowed to flourish, while trying to lay the blame off on them. In judging Ms. Munroe, what Jesus says in the Bible comes to mind, "Let though who is without sin cast the first stone."

Well, that explains why my reasonable request to record meetings and hearings has been denied by the suits , They sweat bitterness whenever I bring this up and note it will protect them as well as me--but district and union educrats shrewdly conceal the truth.
Not that the media would put it out there or courts would be compelled to see justice served. I sent Hopes' story all over and no one has picked it up. Sex scandals, teachers with angry blogs, subversives teaching Siddartha (sarcasm from a Buddhist) and segregation are front page filler for Rhee, Gates, and others who are dominating this ugly narrative and headlines while they are orchestrating this intellectual holocaust.
None of them care if teachers are going to be unemployable and homeless--hopeless. A few exiled teachers I know are one step away from skid row already. Middle aged teachers will be devestated in every sense.
What kind of culture condones displacing teachers with 20 years of loyalty, breaking their contracts, pilfering pensions and openly defferring to agism that will crush us in every sense?
I still agree with Jules about Munroe blogging bad mojo about the students, but we can agree to disagree. She's nor that important right now.
How do we deal with more immediate issues, like Lenny's sudden status as livestock? Our upcoming lay offs coupled with recruitment efforts-- when you look at it nationally, it seems like a huge push to get us older, opinionated "highly paid" (we never come close to average administrators' pay. What of the doomed union pattern we are about to repeat? CBA is upon us now and my rep was candidly discouraged. He implied UTLa wasn't given an inch or a fraction of that now. Even teachers have no faith. They just pay $60 a month because it is required and to complain would likely lead to rubber room exile.
How about exposing the testing sham? A collaborative law suit? A sit in? We have so much to do !Jules, weigh in.We need Socratic discourse and a plan of action, gentlemen.This is life during wartime.

I have to respectfully disagree with you. When is it ever okay or acceptable to bash a student in an online forum. Granted she didn't name names, but kids are smarter than we think and can figure out just who she was talking to, especially the one who she says "dresses like a streetwalker."
You say that she doesn't dislike her students, yet she clearly stated that "there was no other way to put it...I HATE your kid." This is a teacher, who because she can not find a way to engage her students, took the liberty to publicly slam them...with a thin veil of anonymity by not using their names. As a parent, I do not find that acceptable.
When I was in school, I was in an honors english class. In this class, our teacher decided to try a different tactic. For one half of a semseter we read the book and took tests on that book and did book reports. The other half of the semester we watched the film version of the book and took a test the next day. At the end of the semester we had to do a report on the movie that touched us the most. She did this to see which way students comprehended the material. It was a great test. Just because the teacher has chosen a movie that you might not agree with, maybe there is a method to their madness. I'm not saying all kids are angels, but I am saying that it is never okay to bash a child because you can't reach them. A truly great teacher can engage the unengageable. They just have to find a way.

With all due respect, I do not think you are a teacher. What you are doing is projecting your experience in school on to what you think the range of experience is in our present schools and that is where I think you have made a mistake. While I was not the most obedient or best student in my AP English Class, there was a line I did not cross. This line is crossed as a matter of course on a daily basis by students with the tacit support of administrators that have completely abdicated there responsibility to maintain even a modicum of order, for fear of losing Average Daily Attendance payment from the state for warm butts in the sit. While I agree with you that you can engage all students, that presupposes the enforcement of minimum standards of decency and behavior, which sadly is not the case in many schools. I will go along with you about bashing students in a blog, when you agree to the same standards should apply to teachers, who are getting physically and mentally bashed for real in schools by students and administrators. Without limits, there is no limit to the outrages that you think teachers should just take. Teachers, like police, are human beings that can succeed when asked to do a reasonable job, even if its hard. Create a school environment of chaos and we all pay a price. So why is it that you think 50% of good teachers leave the "profession" within 3-5 years? Could it have anything to do with what one teacher choose to let off steam about on her blog? While regrettable, one would think she still has 1st Amendment rights.

which is more than I can say for myself. . .
anyway, here is the sad story of a teacher who took another approach:

I do not believe the teacher's rhetorical skills were well used in her blog, which I read closely. Her rant may have runneth over with good cause, but this teacher did not work on a campus like the middle schools you and I did the sub's LAUSD tour of duty in, Lenny. She was teaching AP/ Honors classes in an affluent area where parents are prone to "hovering" as she put it. If I were a Freudian (rather than a Jungian), I'd assume she sabotaged herself by putting the blog out there like that in the first place. Whatever motivated her, she did not set a good example for her students or do anything to ease the plight of honest, hard working teachers like ourselves.
How she found time to write a blog during school is a mystery, but she is as corrupt as any educrat to sit there and gleefully indulge in the lawless blogging as she did, ironically enough, in her final post, which alludes to doing this in her opening lines.
I think this woman's frustrations with administrators and parents are one thing, and venting, perhaps over a cocktail with colleagues, is a healthy outlet. Her relationship with students is another thing--"Sacred" is a word I'd like to use, but having that much respect for the exchange of knowledge is the kind of transgression that gets people tarred and feathered anymore.)

I work with Honors students who are typically easy to engage and rarely real behavior problems. The dynamic may very well be different up in Bucks County suburbs, but even the bangers with tracking bracelets on their ankles do not deserve the kind of contempt this woman held for her students.
I am not sure her offense justifies dismissal, but I do not think she is cut out for teaching this particular demographic--which, I must admit, anwered the blog with comments that were every bit as ugly as the things their teacher said. However, their English was beyond reproach.

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