The New Jersey teacher in the photo below had just asked Chris Christie the following question:
Why do you continue to spread the myth that our schools and teachers are failing?
His reply? “You people! Just do your job!”
UPDATE: Make sure you listen to The Chalk Face interview the teacher who Christie yelled at — November 3, at 6:00 pm ET. Click here!
It’s been a full day for bullying educators. Want more?
Oklahoma’s teachers are being threatened with school funding loss if they don’t shut up about the state’s invalid and ridiculous school grading system.
A New York educator is being threatened with disciplinary action after speaking out against APPR and Common Core.
A teacher in Alabama is also laying low after expressing her opinion and being told to quiet down and stop talking about education issues.
Our freedom to speak to those in power is being quickly taken from us. If teachers–those who spend every day in classrooms with kids they love–can’t speak truth to power about the horrendous failures we’re seeing, then who will speak for the kids?
Contempt is in full bloom. These people are trying their best to demonize, silence, and get rid of good teachers.
Parents. We need parents.
Go to http://unitedoptout.com right now. Boycott their tests and their stupid evaluation systems.
New Mexicans, you are my people. I’ll see you at http://nmrefuse.weebly.com
We’re done playing games and being symbolic. Time to take action. The only thing that works with these people is to refuse to take part in the messes they’ve created. REFUSE THE TESTS!