A Declaration for Teachers

By Jennifer Barnett, and at the link you can read the rest:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all teachers are valuable, and that they are endowed by their skill and expertise with a certain inalienable right to lead. That within this right to leadership lies possibility, progress, and the pursuit of a profession which students deserve.

Educational systems must be designed to serve students, deriving their power from the consent of teachers. Whenever any school or system forgets its way, it is the right of the teachers to alter or abolish it. Thus, teachers must institute a new learning environment for students.

How? They must lay its foundation on student needs and goals and organize the environment accordingly. After all, teachers understand the elements that are most likely to impact student learning and success.

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