The Teacher as An American Hero

One of my major goals as a spokesperson for BATS is to create an image of the pubic school teacher as a New American Hero, a woman or a man who, in the face of overwhelming pressure decides to stand up against attacks on childhood, the erosion of civil liberties, and the wholesale intimidation of American workers on the job. BATS are people of courage who refuse to accept turning schools into training grounds for obedient workers and passive citizens, willing to accept having their lives scripted by a small elite. They stand up, not only for their colleagues, their students, and the families they work with, but for all Americans who see Democracy eroding before their eyes. I am proud to be associated with so many heroes, who stand up and speak out in much more daunting circumstances than I face. I just try to provide words for their actions