Guest Blog: Dreamers Welcome Here

It was September 5 when Donald Trump chose Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce the end of DACA. A local reporter wanted to know why I, as a teacher, was participating in a protest at the ICE building in Phoenix…   More…

Guest Blog: Who Speaks for the Children?

December 10 marks the first anniversary of ESSA—the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is vital that we seize this unprecedented opportunity and not squander our chance to be heard above the sycophants and pundits clamoring for the spotlight in educational reform. Our students and the integrity of our profession depend on action from each of us. More…

Guest Blog: Voting My Profession (and For My Students)

I am a retired educator and political activist and I’ve been involved in every election for the past 20 years.  I’ve learned to “vote my profession, not my politics,” and my profession has led me to the Democratic Party every time. I retired in 2015, but for 16 years of my 22-year teaching career I More…