To expose and prevent teacher abuse...
"When injuries result from worksite exposure to chemical substances, the offending institutions are
compelled to introduce remedies. When the injuries originate from toxic human behavior, no less
Harvey Hornstein Brutal Bosses and Their Prey
- Make teaching a FRONT OF THE BUS profession in the spirit of Rosa Parks. Attract and keep
high quality young people into this profession.
"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires
depends on the education of youth."
- Pass down the wisdom of seasoned veterans of teaching rather than discriminate against older
teachers who have much to offer new teachers. Help protect against age discrimination in terms
of driving older teachers out of jobs as well as in hiring older teachers.
"The only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn."
- Make children the focus, rather than the front.
"Let us have our faith that right makes might and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do
our duty as we understand it."
- Unite parents and teachers to take our schools back. Overcome the propaganda that makes
parents mistrust teachers and vice versa. Make schools accountable to parents, while professional
teachers remain as decision-makers. We must develop trust.
"Never take anything for granted."
"A harmful truth is better than a useful lie."
- Force administrators and state boards to operate legally and stop violating the rights of
teachers and children.
"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
- Alert the federal government to state improprieties and engage their agencies, including
but not limited to, the FBI, to make our schools accountable.
"Indifference to evil is our enemy, for it negates everything that exalts the honor of man."
"No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but the green, which it awakes
into existence, needs time to
sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest.
All work that is worth
anything is done in faith."
- Expose the neglect, and possibly conspiratorial role that
teachers’ colleges and
universities play to protect their corporate interests. Professors
constantly talk about teachers
as decision-makers when the true model is teachers as soldiers.
These higher level institutions need to be accountable
for either preparing teachers for schools
as they exist, or for influencing
change. Neither is being done currently. They too should be obligated
to reform education or
suffer diminished enrollments. Presently, they either pretend
not to know or take little or no
responsibility in finding out where they are really sending their
graduates. Ignorance is not an
excuse; they are culpable by ignoring reality, protecting
financial interest, and enabling
our schools to harm our children.
"I hope I shall always have firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most
enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
- Expose the NEA’s role in keeping teachers from having rights, and thus power.
"Think of the life you are missing by not having the courage to be free. Thank God for the
courage to think innovatively, to feel unique, to speak with conviction, to act differently."
Rabbi Shoni Labowitz
"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often
- Encourage media to report the dilemma of teacher abuse. At this point the position media
takes is that each case is so isolated, and there is no distinguishable pattern to indicate the
necessity to report teacher abuse. As in the case of child and wife abuse thirty years ago,
people do not believe it could be possibly happening. Contact newspapers as well as news
magazine shows to get exposure via all types of media.
"There is no wisdom like frankness."
"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at
the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Expose the corruption within our public school system and
work together with dedicated leaders to reconstruct
the system so that our schools will operate to the best of their
ability. Dispel the myth that schools are dysfunctional merely
due to lack
of capital, teacher shortages, self-serving parents, spoiled children,
or any reason that projects the blame away from the
corruption in place.
"The essence of government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will even
be liable to abuse."
"One falsehood spoils a thousand truths."
- End institutionalized child abuse: Teachers are teaching with invisible burqas and
children have the ability to see those "invisible" burqas just like dogs can hear those unheard
"You shall not abuse any widow or orphan. If you do abuse them, when they cry out to me, I will
surely heed their cry..."
Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 22:22:23
"No legacy is so rich as honesty."
- Provide services for abused teachers to strengthen their resolve and fend off abusive
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little.
Do what you can."
- Maintain a list of reading materials and books pertaining to educational reform,
including links for purchasing relevant books.
"We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane."
- Keep updated links on the Internet that relate to relevant information.
"I believe that every teacher should realize the dignity of his calling; that he is a social
servant set apart for the maintenance of proper social order and the securing of the right
social growth. I believe that in this way the teacher always is the prophet of the true God and
the usherer in of the true kingdom of God."
John Dewey, Pedagogic Creed statement of 1897
- Serve as a balance to the propaganda now distributed by our districts.
"You come to know a thing by being inside it."
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web site to illustrate any of the following points.
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it refers, and the information that will help to document that point or any other point you
have noted on this site.