Category Archives: Teacher Resignations

I cannot continue, in good conscience, to push these little ones to such stress levels that they do not WANT to come to school. — Teacher Who Quit

Dear Mr. Gates, I would like to believe that you have children’s best interests at heart, but I’m concerned that you are so high up in your ivory tower that you can’t hear what those of us who live under … Continue reading

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NCLB and RttT are removing our final hope of an equal education…experienced teachers.

Dear Bill and Melinda, I retired last year – three years earlier than I’d planned – after teaching in an urban high school in Providence, Rhode Island for almost two decades. The faculty had been working hard since the mid-90s … Continue reading

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Great Teachers Once Enabled America to Go to the Moon, but Now…

Dear Bill and Melinda, Nancy Papas has a few words for you after reading our blog post: Post Scripts: Important voices that we don’t want to leave out – Facebook Comments to Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates: “Many of our very best … Continue reading

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Dear Melinda: I resigned because of your edreform. I hope that as a woman and as a mother, you will hear what I am saying and do something about it before it really is too late.

A teacher’s appeal to Melinda Gates… Dear Melinda, I’ve decided to go against the grain here and write to you instead of Bill, in the hopes that, as a woman and more importantly as a mother, you will hear what … Continue reading

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Bill and Melinda: It is time to heed the lessons of failure.

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 … Continue reading

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This is my last day – Ron Maggiano

Dear Bill and Melinda, I have quit teaching because I can no longer cooperate with the standardized testing regime that is destroying creativity and innovation in our schools. Today was my last day. Here is my story: Award-winning Virginia teacher: … Continue reading

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Judge Not The Deserters — Casualties of the Corporate Ed Reform War

Dear Bill and Melinda, I was driving home after another long day as a teacher when I heard an interview on NPR with Charles Glass, journalist and author of The Deserters, A Hidden History of WWII.   As I listened intently … Continue reading

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