I read Kavips post encouraging all teachers to take the survey and I won’t expressly say the opposite, but please KNOW what the stakes are? Ask questions: Why now? Didn’t our Governor just tell us all in the State of the State how awesome we are? How much our teachers LOVE their jobs? That his commitment to education reform is so profound and significant that he needs a survey to make it better?
Something smells, not the least of which is the DSEA asking for your complicity, perhaps for a second time.
2:13 marker of this video posted by the New Teacher Center says most of what I need to know about the New Teacher Center and their foci:
Yep, the same Chicago that had to go on strike to protect itself from the pernicious machine Arne Duncan created and that is working through it newest chief officer, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel to destroy public schools in Chicago, back door deals and all.
Remember, it will “help” inform their (DEDOE) decisions, so has the business roundtable, Vision 2012 2015 and Rodel. How’s that working out?
When the lead point, over and over and over is “anonymity” then care should be taken in the decision to participate: Caveat Emptor.