A Teacher with Courage — Josh Waldron

Former high school social studies teacher

Waynesborough, VA

20090619_joshwaldronWaldron worked with teens at Waynesboro High School in Virginia in what he described as “one of the most meaningful jobs anyone can sign up for” but ultimately became disillusioned by a system “so deeply flawed that students suffer and good teachers leave (or become jaded).” He feels that to improve the public education system, five major areas must be addressed, including the need for simpler metrics, future planning measures, fair compensation, community investment and less emphasis on standardized testing.

Read Diane Ravitch’s bolg post about Josh

The Washington Post’s article about Josh’s letter of resignation



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