Excluding Teachers

By Anthony Rebora — May 01, 2008 1 min read
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Ms. Frizzle was also interested in attending the upcoming education bloggers summit in D.C., but points out that its timing virtually excludes the very folks who are, as they put it, “in the trenches.”

Most of the people I know who blog about education also happen to be teachers… and this summit is on a Wednesday-Thursday. It makes me a little sad & irritated that a summit intended to be about education reform would occur at a time that is virtually impossible for any actual working educators to attend. We have an obligation to our kids to be present pretty much every weekday between now and the end of June. That doesn’t mean we don’t have opinions or experience relevant to education policy - on the contrary, what is policy without the voices of practitioners?

Good question. Unfortunately, this sort of oversight—or is it neglect?—is not uncommon.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.