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Educator Questions Whether Teachers' Voices Are Heard

Are Teachers Being Heard?

After speaking out against changes that she believed could negatively impact her students, Vivian Maguire, an English teacher of nine years, raised the question of whether teachers' voices are heard.

"The district had decided to cut teachers' planning time in half by instead sending teachers into other teachers' classroom to serve as aids," said Maguire. "The assumption was that teachers are not using that time effectively anyway, so why not put two teachers in every classroom?"

Maguire argued that teacher planning time isn't simply just free time and that it is crucial to preparing for instruction. Despite her speech being broadcasted on local TV news, district decisionmakers' minds were unchanged.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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