Yesterday at the Lyndon B. Johnson Education building in Washington, DC a group known as “Bad Ass Teachers” “BATS”, assembled to protest our current system of education and the devastating effects of Common Core.
Parents, calling themselves “BAMS” Bad Ass Moms, rallied with teachers in support of their efforts, urging other parents to stand with teachers and students, to defend the rights of our children to an excellent education.
Students performed spoken word poetry and danced. Teachers rapped and a ten year old education activist excited the crowd with a rousing speech that he would later present in the audience of Arne Duncan.
The protest participants were told that representatives from thirty-eight states were at the days event to support each other and begin the end of the system of education that has mis-educated our children for decades.
Janet Garrett, U.S. Congress 4th District, Ohio, and Allen J. Cannon, New Jersey 12th Congressional District were there to look, listen, and speak to the “Bats”.
Who are the Bad Ass Teachers?
Their website states, “This association is for every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality, and refuses to accept assessments, tests and evaluations imposed by those who have contempt for real teaching and learning…”
Who are the other candidates that are throwing their hat into the political ring to defend public education?
Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu for New York State Governor and Lieutenant Governor and Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago. Participants of the protest were urged to run for public office at the local, state, and federal level.
The movement to end the current dehumanizing system of corporate controlled, standardized education has taken flight and the major stakeholders in education, parents, students, and teachers, are banding together to form a colony of individuals that are committed to changing education in America so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all children by providing them with a child centered, developmentally appropriate, arts based, experiential education.
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