Friday, May 11, 2012

Superintendent's PR Push

NC State Superintendent of Schools June St. Clair Atkinson is calling for us (teachers) to help spread the good word about the positive things we're doing in our public schools.

For me it's often as simple as countering "You all get three months off!"

Nope - two months, unpaid, filled with planning, conferences, meetings and much needed rest you'd never understand because you've never tried teaching.

As a PR pro I'm thrilled to see our superintendent A) blogging and B) calling for self-advocacy.

The teachers I know work way too hard, and care way too much, to sit back passively while others decide their collective fate again and again ... it's our obligation to intelligently and respectfully shape and guide dialogue concerning the issues we know best: Educational issues.

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