Teachers across the state are preparing for tomorrow’s #oklaed rally. I’ve been wanting to write about my rally story, but I’ve been up to my eyeballs in grading papers, so that didn’t happen until now. For that reason, I’m going to link to some better-researched and better-thought-out articles written by my blogging brethren (and sisters). For the record, this will be my third rally. Yes, you read that right. I went to the State Capitol in 1990 as a high school student and school newspaper reporter to support my teachers. I also attended last year with my children, and will be bringing them this year.
I’m bringing both my kids with me. I want them to know they can stand up for their own education. #OklaEd
— Mrs. Waters (@watersenglish) March 30, 2015
One thing I have noticed during these past two rallies is that in many cases, school administrators are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their teachers. We are recognizing that we are all in this proverbial frying pan together. It didn’t seem that way in 1990.
Educator Preparations For This Year’s Rally
- Rob Miller: Rallying For The Future Of Oklahoma!
- Rick Cobb: See You At The Capitol Tomorrow, With All Due Respect
Goals For #Oklaed
- A High Quality Teacher in every classroom
- Common-Sense Testing
You can download talking points and rally information here:2 MBRally Talking Points
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.