A Teacher Writes to the Néw York Board of Regents

Diane Ravitch's blog

The following was posted as a comment on the blog:

Dear Dr. Ravitch,

I have spent the last week and a half reeling from the shot across the bow that public education took on March 31st when the New York State Legislature ostensibly signed off on its destruction with the passing of the New York State Budget, and its attached legislation, S2006B-2015. As a teacher who is passionate about what she does, with two years of failing State Growth Scores, I know my days as a teacher are numbered. I am left with only one choice, to continue to act out of love for my students until the day comes when my district will be forced to remove me from the classroom and students I graciously serve.

My first act of love for my students, since the passing of this legislation and the absolute betrayal of my own elected officials…

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