To the Editor:
Some years ago, when I felt teachers needed to take a stand against the unfair blame heaped on them for the ills of public education, I wrote a “Declaration of Professional Conscience for Teachers.” It was reprinted in a number of publications and widely distributed. Now, again, teachers are not appreciated as professionals and suffer indignities that limit their ability to serve their students.
Richard C. Owen Publishers has reprinted the Declaration and is distributing it without profit. It can be downloaded for free at http://www.rcowen.com/rcoprfdv.htm.
Kenneth S. Goodman
Department of Language, Reading, and Culture
College of Education, University of Arizona