I wrote this post for Edutweetoz.org in response to an awful article denigrating early childhood teacher by columnist Judith Sloan. In it I explain why I believe teacher bashing is used as a political tool by those who don’t want to properly fund public education.
Yesterday, like many others, I was appalled to read a blog by Judith Sloan in which she attacked Early Childhood Teachers, calling them ‘dim witted’ graduates from ‘second rate’ universities. If you missed it, you can read her post here.
Now people write all sorts of unreasonable things on blogs, and usually I would ignore it, writing it off as an ignorant, uninformed rant.
Meanwhile, the early childhood teachers that she attacked in her article, have only a limited ability to have their voice heard.
There is an enormous power imbalance here, and Judith Sloan is abusing her position of greater influence to denigrate an entire profession.
At Edutweetoz we want to correct that imbalance and give…
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