In light of what has happened to teachers this week who have been fired, disciplined and reprimanded by those who wish to silence us - see here, here, and here - this is my response:
Teachers are public intellectuals - this includes being
involved in politics and advocating for our students - this is part of
our job. The mantra of "shut the door and do what is best for your
students" is simply not good enough anymore.
We must open the door and