Defending Gus Morales – Please Stand with a Great Teacher and Leader

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice is standing strong in support of MA teacher Gus Morales who has, once again, not had his contract renewed.

I am re-blogging a message in support of Gus from Dr. Mark Naison. Please share far and wide.

Gus Morales Firing Epitomizes Everything Wrong With School Reform
by Dr. Mark Naison

You are leading a high poverty school district in Massachusetts with a majority Latino population. You have a teacher who grew up in the district. He is male, Latino, brilliant, and charismatic. He always dreamed of teaching in the community he grew up in. But he is also a veteran who is proud and outspoken. When he sees something wrong, he says so. Evern though he is a new teacher, his colleagues, who are mostly white, look to him for leadership, especially when he speaks out against excessive testing and the way tests and data walls are used…

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