I avoid political positions on my blog, but for years now I have been advocating for teachers to become politically active to protect the educational interests of our nation's children.
Most of the nation's teachers are women. Most of the US population are women. Women are substantively under-represented in the political process. I sincerely believe that if 51% of our politicians were women, just like the nation as a whole, we would be in far better shape than we are as a country today.
I heard last night that the state of Ohio is working to send 10 teachers to the legislature this November.
Teachers, male and female, why shouldn't you seek public office?!
I applaud this effort and hope that other teachers in ever state will follow this lead!