As an academic, my articles and chapters are seldom read. As an activist, my blog reaches thousands every month. My activist message is simple, all I ever wanted to do is teach, but injustice got in my way.
I find myself fighting inequity and injustice in our public schools has become my main focus. This is something I never imagined when I first entered into the profession. I naively thought research mattered more than my activism.
Thankfully, I was an activist before I became a teacher. It is this endless activist well that enables me to teach these days. Words are not enough to win this battle, but they do help.
I am an Old School Teacher,
I stand up,
I speak up,
I put my body on the picket line,
I turn up,
I reject apathy and silence,
I stand up for the rights of all in and out of my classroom,
I am inspired by the thousands who read,
I am Dr. Jesse P. Turner the Walking Man
Uniting to Save Our Schools
Can't be silenced Badass Teacher
If you like to listen to the song that inspires my blog this morning at 5:am its John Legend's "Preach" > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0r1AJMK79g <