How about we do something different this Teacher Appreciation Week?
1. Sates stop requiring advanced degrees you do not pay for,
2. A real pay increase above inflation for a change,
3. Stop reducing our pensions and medical benefits,
4. OMG, stop wasting nearly 2 billion dollars every year on standardized test that have no real instructional value,
5. Stop trying to speed learning up; it doesn't work,
6. Try respecting our professional knowledge,
7. Stop pushing school choice scams without equity,
8. Stop passing laws to ban the three things that motivate learning, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity,
9. Almost anything more than; thank you teacher stickers and donuts,
10. Just let us teach!
If you want to listen to the tune that inspired my morning walk today? It is Barry Lane's. +If I'd never had a teacher" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eoMnTesZ90