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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 11:20 PM
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Feeling under siege, non-returning KC district teachers get defensive
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Edited on Sat Apr-23-11 11:25 PM by proud2BlibKansan

Katie Schowengerdt has done a lot of moving because in five years she has taught five grades in six buildings.

Her students knew she was losing her job, and Ann Randle had no idea where she was going.

So she began writing her personal email address on the white board at Kansas Citys Southwest Early College Campus so her seventh-graders could find her wherever she ends up.

I had hot tears going down my face, the fifth-year teacher recalled, fresh tears welling. I dont want to lose them.

Thats when it hit her that sense of being under siege. Its a feeling many U.S. teachers are sharing these days, with so much criticism directed at them and their unions.

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Megan Riggs recalled a year of teaching abroad in Taiwan, where public schools and the teachers were held in high esteem.

Melissa Sanders has taught and served as a teacher mentor and cheerleading coach while earning positive evaluations.

Christel Walker said she was going to stay in education until it kills me. Now its pretty close. I feel pretty broke down.
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