Teachers, You Can Never Know the Demons Your Students Face, But There Is Something You Can Do to Help

This guest post is by an anonymous, Oakland-based educator. One time my mom tried to kill me. She chased me with a knife, cackling like a witch. It was hide-and-seek—but it wasn’t, it wasn’t a game. I trembled in a dark corner of the basement, which terrified me, but I was more terrified of her … Continue reading Teachers, You Can Never Know the Demons Your Students Face, But There Is Something You Can Do to Help


Teachers Need Tools and Support not “Accountability”- Concretely Appreciating Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Week

Accountability like sh*t flows downhill.  And accountability talk from policymakers and shills is like the halftime at a Raiders game after too many tailgate tacos. It’s teacher appreciation week, so let’s actually appreciate the lifeblood of schools, and give them a break.  The current accountability talk, misses the soul of a school and teacher, and … Continue reading Teachers Need Tools and Support not “Accountability”- Concretely Appreciating Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Week