Teachers, it is time to reclaim your profession. Endorse Kenneth S. Goodman’s A Declaration of Professional Conscience for Teachers!
Since the original publication of the Declaration, the attacks on teachers and public education have escalated dramatically. In the name of reform, accountability and standards, federal policies have so severely constricted teachers’ ability to exercise their professional judgment to enhance student learning that many have left teaching or chosen a different profession. Every day, public school teachers nationwide face the real problems of inequitable school funding, childhood poverty, decaying buildings, and test-driven mandates. Yet, teachers are being blamed for the problems of our public school systems, teacher certification has been devalued, and job security is being unfairly threatened.
We urge all teachers to stand tall in defense of the profession and the welfare of their students. Please read the key points of A Declaration of Professional Conscience for Teachers below and endorse it now!
To view and download the full Declaration Document please visit Richard C. Owen Publishers at http://www.rcowen.com/rcoprfdv.htm.
Signing this petition is just one step. Please join your fellow teachers and families at the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action http://www.saveourschoolsmarch.org/ and become an active supporter of this grassroots organization.
We are all in this together.