Our teachers are heroes

Our teachers are heroes. We saw it in Connecticut last week. We see it every day in our schools.

Teachers work for our children–our future–even though they are often disparaged in the media, with its hand wringing and blame games.

I hope that this horrible event will allow us to acknowledge the above reality about our teachers and move forward in a far more positive way than we have. It’s time to honor our teachers.

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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