Monday, September 12, 2011

finally!

I rant enough about how no one asks for teachers opinions when they are looking at education policy.  Last week (yes, it's taken me this long to blog about it because I've had difficulty speaking and/or writing in complete sentences) Education Sector let me know that they launched a Teacher Sector project on Facebook.

Here's what they say:

"Today, lots of people are talking about teachers. But many fewer are actually talking to them. We at Education Sector (an independent policy think tank –www.educationsector.org)  know that the teacher’s voice is invaluable—that their experiences can enrich and enhance any policy discussions. That's why we created Teacher Sector— a Facebook community page designed to find out what teachers think about education and share their good ideas. 



We want to know what teachers are thinking and facing every time they step in front of a class. How are budget cuts affecting class size? Is discipline big issue in their classrooms? What's the best way to evaluate their performance as a teacher? And what do they think about teachers and students being Facebook friends? You'll see these questions and more on Teacher Sector, and we'll be paying close attention and using the ideas to inform our work and get messages to policymakers.
We’re offering one teacher a year of school supplies ($450, which statistics tell us is the average that teachers spend). All we need to do is get 500 teachers to “like” our page and then answer a question."


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LOVE this.


It's ridiculously refreshing to know they are taking time to reach out to teachers and find time to ask about our opinion. I'd say it made my week, but, well, in my sleepless state every time my daughter opens her eyes it makes my week.


Go check it out and answer a question to get that $450 for school supplies!!  

4 comments:

Alex T. Valencic said...

I think your link for Education Sector actually goes to your webmail access portal...

organized chaos said...

Thanks Alex! I'll fix that soon.

Anonymous said...

http://www.facebook.com/TeacherSector?sk=wall

Education Sector said...

Please Like our page and take our poll to win $450 here: http://www.facebook.com/TeacherSector

A think tank focused on creative solutions for future problem solvers -tree