Educator: Teachers can make a difference on the political scene

12/14/2011 | Education Week Teacher

Teachers represent about 1% of the country's population -- and potentially even more of the national electorate, writes veteran educator Anthony Cody. In this blog, he urges teachers to form a common political agenda focused on students, the protection of public schools and access to high-quality education. Other principles, he writes, should include access to high-quality teachers, adequate funding for education and the elimination of standardized testing as a means to evaluate teachers and schools.

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