Dana Goldstein: In 13 Years of Covering Education, the World Has Changed — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Dana Goldstein has been covering education for 13 years. At the beginning of her career, bashing teachers’ unions and praising charters was in. Now red-shirted teachers have canceled that narrative and reminded her (not me) that only 6% of the nation’s children are in charter schools. She doesn’t reflect on the damage that charters […]

via Dana Goldstein: In 13 Years of Covering Education, the World Has Changed — Diane Ravitch’s blog

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Let me introduce myself. I am an elementary school teacher. I’ve been teaching with the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD, since 1989. Now I’m at the end of my career.

Recently 31,000 United Teachers of Los Angeles, UTLA, members and I went on a six day strike. I’m sure I will write about my experience later. For now, this old teacher is learning new tricks. I’m going to spread my wings and learn to blog. It’s an adventure that I just need to start.

So thank you for being here with me.