Dear Bill and Melinda ~
One of our readers and a fellow blogger commented on our recent post, Judge Not The Deserters — Casualties of the Corporate Ed Reform War. Diana Ling writes Those Who Teach blog.
Please read her comment and yet another terrible deserter’s narrative in two parts.
“Thanks for this insightful connection. The “war at home” manifests, too, I think, in the disillusionment of young “soldiers” — new teachers whose idealism is too-quickly crushed by corporate ed reform.
On my blog, I shared the story of one such young teacher, including why she ‘deserted’ and what she misses about being in the front lines”:
Part Two: Life After Teaching, Part Two: Four Reasons Why I Miss Teaching ~ Diana Ling
These stories are heartrendingly potent with relevancy. The casualties are mounting, with mostly women and children as your victims of this corporate education reform war of your making.
At what point are you going to really “make nice” with teachers… [and more importantly with children, for doing right by children will bring you the support of teachers] … or was that more propaganda, Mr. and Mrs. Gates?
At what point are you going heed the lessons of failure?
Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates