Happy Birthday, BATS!

Diane Ravitch's blog

When I first heard about the BadAss Teachers two years ago, I had trouble saying their name. It seemed ride and crude. But I overcame my reaction and celebrated the emergence of a group of teachers who were prepared to stand up and be bold and fearless on behalf of their students and their profession.

They asked me to share this news with you:

BATs are 2 years old on Sunday. two years of teachers speaking the truth about what is really happening to their schools, their children, and their communities

From July 23-26 BATs will be meeting in Washington, D.C. at the BATs Teacher Congress.

Suggested by Dr. Yohuru Williams at the BAT meeting last year with Arne Duncan, the Congress will convene over 300 educators, parents, students, and advocates from around the nation.

Over 20 BATs State groups will lobby their lawmakers on Capitol Hill July 22nd and…

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