Why I’d Rather be “Badass” Than Professional in Confronting School Reformers

Why I’d Rather be “Badass” Than Professional in Confronting School Reformers

What have teachers gotten by acting professional, insisting that changes in school policy be based on sound research and the advice of seasoned practitioners? Nothing!!! They have been totally marginalized from education policy discussions, and their voices ignored. We have nothing to lose by mocking those who have demonized us and taking pride in our strength and resilience. In the ‘Hood” Badass is the highest compliment you can give someone. It connotes someone to be respected and feared. In this country, teachers have been neither. Time to Flip the Script!