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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 Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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