Author Archives: Heather Poland (ateachersperspective)

About Heather Poland (ateachersperspective)

I am a public school teacher who cares deeply about education

How Neo-Liberalism is Destroying Public Education

I often want a source I can go to when I need articles on a certain topic in education. So that is what I am creating. The articles that follow are all about how neo-liberalism is destroying public education. If … Continue reading

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San Diego: If it sounds too good to be true…

Originally posted on Save Maine Schools:
On Wednesday, San Diego Unified School District announced that it was “slashing standardized testing to focus on student well-being and achievement.” Prominent education activist and blogger Diane Ravitch shared the news on her website,…

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The truth about Title I funds and annual testing

Originally posted on More than a Score Chicago:
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was originally passed in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty with the intention of providing the schools with large numbers of the neediest…

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Open Letter to Oklahoma Voters and Lawmakers

Originally posted on Steven E. Wedel:
I am a teacher. I teach English at the high school of an independent district within Oklahoma City. I love my job. I love your kids. I call them my kids. I keep blankets…

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Hillary Clinton: Still on the Hook

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On December 22, 2015, Hillary Clinton spoke at a high school in Iowa, and she made a comment that speedily boomeranged on her: I wouldn’t keep any school open that wasn’t doing a better-than-average job. I…

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NEA = Sell Out

By: Heather Poland I was excited to learn that as a California State Delegate I would be able to participate in the conference call with CTA and Lily Eskelsen Garcia about the imminent primary endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I, as … Continue reading

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#NoEarlyEndorsementNEA

It has come to the attention of many of us today that the NEA Board of Directors plans on voting to early endorse Hillary Clinton, before the primary. When the AFT did this, there was outrage among members of AFT … Continue reading

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