Category Archives: Teaching Profession

Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: A Year at Mission Hill

Dear readers, A Year at Mission Hill is an exciting 10-part video series that captures the stories of a single K-8 school community in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, MA (Note: since filming, the school has moved to Jamaica Plain). … Continue reading

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Teachers: Ours is a sacred trust which transcends all areas of academia and to which only the most stalwart may belong.

Dear Bill and Melinda Gates: As an educator who began my career in 1974 and a recent retiree of 34 years in inner-city classrooms, I’d like to share why those of us who chose to devote our lives to the … Continue reading

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The “profession” of education is hardly treated like a profession at all. Mr. and Mrs. Gates – I urge you to refocus your efforts…

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gates, My genuine belief is that you both have the best of intentions. I believe you want education to improve. I believe you are convinced from your personal education experiences that what you propose changing in … Continue reading

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