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Posted June 28, 2017

These Stories About Bad Principals Will Piss You Off and Then Hopefully Make You Want to Do Something About It

I’ve had bad principals. In fact, it’s pretty hard to find a teacher who hasn’t. The job of a principal is almost aggressively impossible—to act…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Sep. 16, 2015

An Assistant Principal Wonders If She Has Crossed Over to the ‘Dark Side’

Shervette Williams is a 14-year veteran teacher in Atlanta who just became Assistant Principal or, in her words, crossed over to the dark side. She has decided to chronicle her experience in a blog entitled, From Rebellious Teacher to Assistant Principal…Wh-What?!?! I never wanted to be an administrator. In fact, my motto as a rebellious teacher had been: “You cain’t (yes, cain’t, you read right) BE The Man and be AGAINST The Man at…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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