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Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: a Closer Look at the Common Core
Truthout: Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education...
Alternet: Signs of the Coming Revolution in America's Education System
Independent Commission on Public Education
Public School Counterinsurgency Field Manual Back to School: Widening Inequality
Walk Right In [Documentary] Poem: "Race in Education: Where do I Begin ?"
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. Our run was sustained by the joint effort of visiting educators, graduate students, contributors, and other volunteers. Rather than simply disappear, the work is now archived in perpetuity on this site and we hope to complete our most significant project, a Race in U.S. Education print anthology in the near future.
We hope that many share our 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 a decade 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.
We invite you to see some of the first collected pieces in the online start of Race in U.S. Education . Please explore this site to get a better understanding of the issues and our intentions. 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.
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SECOND PLACE: What Happens Here by Kenneth Chamlee
THIRD PLACE: Avatar by E.R. Carlin
2006 Chapbook Contest
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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