Tag: Teacher Voice

This Fifth-Grade Teacher Has Some Questions for Betsy DeVos

By Caroline Corcoran Despite my middling efforts, I was not invited to question Betsy DeVos ahead of her confirmation hearing as secretary of education—it certainly would have been nice to be invited. Alas, the hearing was on a school day, so even if I had been invited I would have had to say no. As a fifth-grade teacher in an urban…

A Denver Teacher’s Call for ‘More Urgent Path Forward’ on Improving Schools

The Denver Board of Education last month voted to phase out or close three elementary schools for poor performance and declining enrollment. In the wake of that tough decision, Denver teacher Kathleen Anderson wrote this piece about the importance of strong school accountability. By Kathleen Anderson Students and families in Southwest Denver have been underserved for nearly 20 years. Kepner Middle…