Teachers Beat Down: 3 Ways to Fight Back Without Losing Your Job

Many teachers returning to school this year report a growing sense of powerlessness to effect change and do their jobs. An increasing number of teachers are expressing their disagreement with education policy in a climate that often ignores them. In this segment we talk about how you can find your voice and impact the system without losing your job

Here are the three ways to fight back suggested by our guests:

  1. Power in Numbers: Talk to other teachers in your school and collectively take your concerns to administrators.
  2. Be as knowledgeable as possible.  Before challenging the system, learn as much as you can about policy, and learn to be an advocate from those who already do it.
  3. Be as respectful as possible. Take opportunities to respectfully disagree or challenge. Understand all sides of an issue and clearly and respectfully state your position without making your bosses look bad.

Resources mentioned in the interview

Other resources for teacher advocacy

Guests’ websites

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