The Teacher's Voice
A Literary Magazine For Poets and Writers In Education

Homeless Adjunct: How The American University Was Killed in 5 Easy Steps

Editor's Choices: Brave New Teachers  Reign of Errors  Education & Capitalism

(Video) In Pursuit of Happiness: a Teacher Resigns

Truthout: Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education...

Alternet: Signs of the Coming Revolution in America's Education System

Independent Commission on Public Education

(Video) Truthout: Chiapas, Mexico: Pedagogies by the Globally Oppressed

(Video) Tax The Rich: A Fairy Tale    Narrated by Ed Asner 


The Teacher’s Voice was founded as an experimental nonprofit hardcopy magazine on December 23, 2004. In 2007, during its first lifesaving reorganization, plans for 501(c) status and an online bookstore were tabled, and TTV went from a priced print magazine to available gratis online. It remains the joint effort of visiting educators, graduate students, contributors, and other volunteers.

While TTV accepts a wide range of work, given pressing national and global events, there is a sense of urgency when it comes to understanding public education, especially in low-income and working class communities. It is undeniable that underfunded overcrowded schools with micromanaged teachers do not allow for unhurried healthy conversations that foster a natural love for learning and wholesome human development; teacher expertise and creativity are being replaced by state mandated curriculums and prepping for standardized tests; teachers are under extreme pressure to deny their reality and fear speaking out; the abuse of teachers by many administrators is very real; teacher unions are being scapegoated and continue to lose ground; and an alarming number of highly regarded novice and veteran teachers quit every year. After nine years of receiving feedback from actively engaged educators, it is safe to say that government policies that neglect only to dismantle neighborhood public schools and fire teachers to serve misguided political, private, and corporate interests are not the answer. Parents, students, and teachers have the right answers, especially when given all the facts and actual decision-making power. Two planned hardcopy anthologies should address some of these concerns; see the introductory Race in U.S. Education .    

 

To get a better understanding of the issues, the magazine, and this project's overall intentions, explore the site. Please keep in mind that strong well-crafted submissions that call out and challenge any bias expressed by TTV are highy valued.    Whatever your orientation, your most fearless and best writing is needed now more than ever. Please email theteachersvoice@aol.com or editor@the-teachers-voice.org  if you have any questions or concerns. Help occupy and shape this work in progress.

 

Readers should note that because we produce theme issues that require enough relevant pieces to be compiled, our publishing schedule and format may vary from year to year.

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Limited Printing
Volume III Number II


 

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Note: Chapbook Contests Are Suspended Until Further Notice

 
 

2010 Chapbook Contest
From The Front of The Room
by Jeff Kass

Final Judge: Taylor Mali   "Miracle Workers"

 
SECOND PLACE: Mentoring Heidi by Patricia Lawson
THIRD PLACE: The First Days of September by Alejandro Escudé  

(To Order)
 

 

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2008 Chapbook Contest
Disrupting Consensus
by Michael Glaser

Final Judge: Jack Hirschman   bibliography
 
SECOND PLACE: What Happens Here by Kenneth Chamlee
THIRD PLACE: Avatar by E.R. Carlin
 

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2006 Chapbook Contest
Smackdown!
by Mary Beth O'Connor

Final Judge: Sapphire  Books
2nd Printing Release: April 2010

SECOND PLACE: Mentoring Heidi by Patricia Lawson
THIRD PLACE: Untitled Manuscript by Karen Waggoner

 

HONORABLE MENTION: Friday Afternoon by Ken Pobo, Reverence by Richard Holinger,

         Tales Out of School and In by Robert Castle
 

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