I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Thursday, August 11, 2011

NEVER Ask a Teacher About Schools

The NY Times is having a conference next month on technology in education. I count 36 speakers. Based on their resumes posted on line, a mere five have any experience as a K-12 teacher. Only one appears to currently teach.

I know this is primarily a business networking function. But isn't it nice to imagine a day when the country's most prestigious newspaper gathers 36 distinguished teachers together for an audience full of corporate executives and politicians?

Wouldn't it be nice to think someone actually cared enough to listen to us?


jcg said...

You would think the NYTimes would be embarrassed to have Rupert Murdoch's Wireless Generation on an education panel. But, then, they think David Brooks has a worthwhile opinion column.

If you want to go, don't wait to request an invitation- there are only 400 seats available for interested members from these sectors:

"school boards, principals and innovative teaching professionals
government education departments, ministries and districts
hedge fund investors and philanthropists, seeking opportunities to support the growth of dynamic education systems and technologies"

Duke said...

Sorry, jcg, but I'll be spending the day with people who are a lot more important than elite pundits, politicians, and CEOs:

My students.