I would like to thank Diane Ravitch for a shout out to this little blog.
Diane Ravitch has a voice that resonates with teachers and education reformers. She has a audience of people who applaud her and those that criticize her. She is a powerful voice. So powerful that some fear her. But she continues to talk. She continues to ask questions. She is a strong supporter of public education and teachers. For these reasons, I admire her.
Ravitch’s mention of this blog (voicefromtheclassroom) and several other blogs written by teachers demonstrates the power of her voice. If only for a glance, more people clicked on this site. That is exciting. For a moment, I don’t feel like I am yelling into my pillow. There is a compassionate and curious audience that is interested in dialogue. Maybe there will even be a few that are interested in what I have to say. That is exciting.
Thank you again, Ms. Ravitch, for calling on me. I look forward to more contributions, more writing, more thinking, on behalf of teachers in the classroom.