Practitioners Must Be Prepared To Fight — (for Public Schools)!

In defending public education “against corporate take over initiatives” — We must establish Democratic Organizations in our schools/districts. The power to make decisions (about all aspects of schooling) ought to mirror the democratic frameworks we have established to maintain our freedoms and perpetuate Democracy in government. So! How do we go about moving toward this goal (i.e. independence)? Educators must conduct (site-based) action research, learn to apply theoretical constructs in their classrooms/schools, and keep their philosophy of education relevant. Practitioners must also continue to improve their instructional techniques (i.e. craft).

I am in agreement with “most of the comments” posted on various Blogs about the “motives of corporate entities”! However, I believe that in many ways EDUCATORS have taken the “poor me” position. May I encourage all practitioners to “fight” for their freedom (against mandates), and for the PUBLIC SCHOOLS that have blessed our nation (with strong independent thinkers) for decades.

Has anyone considered the significance of preparing (to fight)? I spent more than TEN years developing the means (i.e. mechanisms) required to “prepare” practitioners. However, I cannot force them to “prepare” for the battles ahead. I shall make a declarative statement to “BOTH” sides (i.e. public and private entities)–PREPARE TO DEFEND YOUR INTERESTS!
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THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT STUDY (i.e. PREPARE) WILL PREVAIL …

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Filed under Classroom Management, Curriculum and Instruction, Education, Inspirational, professional Development, School Reform Initiatives & Professional Development Strategies, Teaching, The Common Core

2 responses to “Practitioners Must Be Prepared To Fight — (for Public Schools)!

  1. i really have to thank you for this post. The truth is that, regardless of the fight, preparation and study are always the key in developing a successful action plan. But, too few people, in general, take the time to learn.

    People forget that information is only that: Raw collections of data. Until people apply and use the information they gain, they will never have knowledge. I do hope people read this post because we have a war on our hands and until people take the time to learn, we will lose.

  2. Reblogged this on The Aztlan Blog by juan blea and commented:
    A great article I need to share!

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