Teachers’ voices

On their blogs, “Teachers speak out of turn,” writes Greg Toppo in USA Today.

Perhaps because they are so raw and unscripted, teacher blogs — often written anonymously for fear of reprisal — are finding an audience.

. . . “It’s the equivalent of a dispatch from the front lines or a letter written in a foxhole,” says Alexander Russo, a former teacher and congressional education adviser who tracks the trend in his own blog, This Week in Education.

But free speech can get messy.

I’m quoted too, also with a military metaphor. And, bless his heart, Toppo mentioned my book, Our School, twice.

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