I want to thank my union, NJEA, for giving this blog a nice shout-out in this month's NJEA Review.
One of the most important functions of public employee unions is to protect their members' right to free speech - especially political speech. I appreciate that NJEA protects my right, and the right of my colleagues, to express our views without fear of retribution at our jobs.
And thanks to NJEA for including me on a list with such luminaries as Diane Ravitch, Bruce Baker, and Valerie Strauss. It's high praise indeed to be named alongside with these great writers and education advocates. Same with NJ Spotlight, which remains the best reporting outlet on education in the state.
If you're just visiting for the first time, welcome; I hope you'll find the pieces here worth your time. If you've been reading for a while, thanks for your support!
And if you're a teacher: be proud. You are America's last, best hope.