NDSC Calls For Community Action on #UnacceptableExample

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When I started talking about #UnacceptableExample, I wasn’t sure what results to expect.  As word spread and parents responded, it became clear that change would be necessary.  Lily Eskelsen García would HAVE to respond to this level of criticism.  Eventually, she did respond. She offered an apology.  Some accepted and moved on. Some doubted her sincerity. … Continue reading

How the #UnacceptableExample Filters Down – California Teacher Credentialing Changes

“Our job is to teach and we have to try to do it in 10 different ways, if that’s what we have to do,” Duncan said. “It’s not extra work — it’s just the job. That understanding has helped me so much.”   On December 13th, California approves tougher teacher training standards to help mainstreaming, … Continue reading

How Do We Turn This #UnacceptableExample Around?

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As a parent advocate, I believe strongly in the adage, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. That’s why I started The Road We’ve Shared. I saw that there was no “space” for parents of adults who have Down syndrome, so I made one. I never expected that my blog post … Continue reading

President of NEA Says Teachers Have to Adapt Curriculum for the “chronically ‘tarded and medically annoying”

Lily Garcia - NEA President

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook with the title “Plane passenger asked teacher a rude question about her job. Her response is PERFECT!” The video featured comes from the YouTube account of the Campaign for America’s Future with this description: “National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school … Continue reading

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